“Apathy” Everyone developing an activity
Working with junior groups
“Low Expectations” Professional standards for activities
Oxford link raises horizons
Recognising achievements
“Expertise & Excellence” Not restricting to youth workers
Run Wandsworth volunteers training
  • 400 – 500 members participating
  • 200-250 regular attendees
  • Reaching a gender balance
  • Strong, positive community inspiring each other
  • Evaluation model shared with Wandsworth
  • Involving and linking with the local community
  • Success with job placement and skills training
  • Encouraging every member to leave with better self-esteem

1. VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Devas aims to develop self-reliant adults.

  • Life skills
  • Resilience
  • Professional standard facilities
  • Driver training
  • Workmatch
  • Battersea Power Station – BASE
  • Youth Work training

2.SUPPORT FOR CARERS

  • Breathing space
  • Support Individual development work

3.Mental Health

  • Non-judgmental environment
  • Wandsworth Youth Services ‘First Aid Counselling’
  • Working with Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service

4. LITERACY

  • Reading area
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Parkgate School Parents book donating programme
  • Creating reading environment and culture – including for adults
  • Schools liaison work
  • Book Trust