This page will record our progress over the next few months as we participate in The Lens across Includem. The Lens is all about developing ideas and helping to find new ways for us to work. It is a project for everyone to participate in so please check back here regularly to find out what has been happening recently.
You can contact Debbie if you need any help filling in the form and she will put you in touch with one of the Lens Champions. If you want to record a short video in support of your application you can contact Michael Shanks who is happy to help!
Ideas generated at Staff Conference:
The most popular idea from the entire workshop was that of a buddy system to support young people to gain qualifications, which received 25 recommendations. The idea of modern apprenticeships being provided by Includem was also strongly endorsed.
General range of ideas regarding how services can be more accessible for young people, both currently on programme, and for those who may potentially come onto programme, in addition to how service provision in practice may be improved.
Different ideas suggesting engagement with police either through schools, or by organising workshops in which Includem YP and Police could come together to build relationships and discuss mutual issues.
Suggestions regarding this theme included the development of an Includem YP person, or by developing a LENS project for young people. Most commonly it was suggested that young people, or young people who had previously worked with Includem, received trained with a view to in providing peer support for younger people working with Includem.
Multiple ideas suggested across all teams of different classes regarding healthy eating, mindfulness and exercise, as well as independent living. In particular the idea of a health drop in for Includem YP to be seen by a nurse was raised.