Government announcements on Life Chances

The Prime Minister made a speech recently on what his government are doing to improve life chances for the poorest in our communities. It was wide ranging, covering social action, sport, health, housing and more, much of it relevant to young people.

NYA welcomes NCVYS/Ambition merger

NYA welcomes the planned merger between Ambition and NCVYS; bringing organisations together to improve services for young people is essential.

Guest blog: Not bigger than the organisation  

This guest blog is by Michael Bracey, acting chair of the NYA.

Samuel Davies

The National Youth Agency is very sorry to hear the news that Samuel Davies has died. Sam was a former and valued member of our Youth Advisory Group.

Guest Blog: Youth Services must show evidence of positive impact to survive

This blog post by Michael Bracey, NYA acting chair, was originally published in Children and Young People Now magazine.

Blog: Jon Boagey on the challenges of developing a SIB

There’s been lots of interest recently in the work we’re doing to develop a social impact bond.  I’ve met sceptics, enthusiasts and those at the coalface: from those who just think it is all ‘funny money’ (remember that expression?!) to others who see themselves as pioneers. 

Employers’ side withdraws from JNC terms and conditions

The JNC Employers’ Side has decided that it wishes to pursue and support the assimilation of Youth and Community staff to Local Government Service terms and conditions and withdrawal from national bargaining through the JNC.

Bristol youth project scoops CYPN Youth Work Award

The National Youth Agency is delighted to announce the winner of Children & Young People Now’s Youth Work Award is Youth Moves.

Blog: Let’s target social action at the young people who need it most

It is #iwill week and a celebration of social action. The concept of social action has come a long way in the past decade. In the last few years it has been talked about as the answer to everything from youth unemployment to social mobility. But can social action really bring benefits to young people

Bristol youth project scoops CYPN Youth Work Award

The National Youth Agency is delighted to announce the winner of Children & Young People Now’s Youth Work Award is Youth Moves.