Young people and regeneration: Opportunities for Innovation

12th March 2007.

In this edition of Local Work the intention is to ‘capture’ some of the core elements present in a number of regeneration initiatives which seek to include and to promote the needs of young people. The significance of this work rests, in part, on the way initiatives can both ‘learn’ and ‘borrow’ from the voluntary and community sectors as well as from the experience of centrally driven initiatives and projects. For many youth work practitioners the experiences highlighted below will be very familiar. They confirm the value of having access to and supporting good quality youth work staff who have imagination, commitment and support from senior managers.