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Service Name: COMMUNITY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICE - Work with Young People
Address: West Lothian Council, Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF.
Telephone:

01506 281083

Fax: n/a
Email:

heather.craig@westlothian.gov.uk (Administration Support)
nan.matthews@westlothian.gov.uk (Senior CE Worker)

Website: www.westlothian.gov.uk/Community-life-and-leisure/284/
Who is the service for?: n/a
Further information:

The purpose of youth work in West Lothian is to support young people aged 10 to 25 years to develop their potential both as individuals and as a member of the community by:

  • Building self esteem and self confidence

  • Developing the ability to manage personal and social relationships

  • Creating learning and developing new skills

  • Encouraging positive group atmospheres

  • Building the capacity of young people to consider risk, make reasoned decisions and take control

  • Developing a world view which widens horizons and invites social commitment

The services' work with young people is concerned with providing activities within safe settings based on experimental learning, participation in decision making and confidence building.

Its aim is to provide a range of opportunities which will aid the young people's personal and social development. The service also supports the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Youth Achievement Awards and West Lothian Young Scot. The core activities are:

  • mainstream club and holiday play provision

  • issue based work, including international health and wellbeing related work

  • youth participation and youth information

  • young people and community safety

  • accreditation of young people's learning

  • support to voluntary sector

  • addressing issues for young people in the context of 16+ learning choices which prevent their participation in education, work or training

  • youth literacy