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LINK Vice Versa

link vv 2014The LINK young advisers are a group of young people aged up to 19 who are trained to work with organisations and services in Bedford Borough Council to provide ideas and recommendations on making their publicity/publications and services child and young people friendly.”

 

The LINK Vice Versa offer to services or organisations

 

Young Advisors – information, advice, guidance on being child and youth friendly through focus groups, service user feedback and youth proofing

 

Young Recruiters – working with you to find the best staff possible by helping with interviews, developing questions, finding out the qualities that we are looking for in the people who work with us

 

Young Commissioners – finding the right organisations to provide services for children and young people through interviewing potential organisations and delivering grant funding to children and young people to choose what is right for them

 

Young Inspectors – carrying out observations and inspections of buildings, activities, services to provide ideas on how to improve them for children and young people that are no cost, low cost and high cost recommendations.

 

The group meets regularly and is always looking for new members who will receive training in how to do observations and inspections, how to write reports and how to interview people.   If you are interested in joining the group, please email linkviceversa@bedford.gov.uk or call us on 01234 718388

 

In 2014 we did….

  • Give out over £20,000 to young people and their organisations to develop positive activities
  • Carry out inspections or re-visits of the GUM Clinic at Bedford Hospital, the FISS team, Leaving and After Care team and Customer Service Centre
  • Interview for a new Head of Service in social care, Assistant Director / Chief Social Worker, family support workers, social workers, youth offending workers and sessional workers
  • Design and developed our own youth music event Vibe Vice Versa including being interviewed on In2Beats radio!
  • Attend the national youth voice residential with 100s of other young people from across the country
  • Plan how to get the message out there about the national youth vote – find out more by clicking here

 

The team are:

Rosa, Natalie, Lizzie, Jake, Laura, Claudia, Radiya, Rahima, Kyle, Haleema, Grace, Alice H, Joe, Delani, Hasfa and Ayesha.  To find out more, please contact the group via linkviceversa@bedford.gov.uk or call 01234 718388

 


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