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The aim of the Youth Service Mobile Provision feasibility project, by Ceredigion County Council’s Learning Services, was to investigate whether a mobile youth provision would be a viable option to provide opportunities for hard-to-reach and disengaged young people living in Ceredigion who are rurally isolated and have poor access to services; and in turn, supporting communities to come together and empowering young people through positive experiences that will improve their personal, social and educational development.

Following a procurement process Wavehill Ltd were appointed to undertake the research and produce a report.

The research team conducted undertook many research methods including:

  • Scoping interviews with members of Ceredigion Youth Service and the Principal Officer responsible for the youth service within the council.
  • Desk research that reviewed the academic literature surrounding the evidence of the efficacy of youth work, as well as the policy environment in which Ceredigion Youth Service is operating.
  • 15 stakeholder interviews with key stakeholders identified during the scoping interviews.
  • A survey that was circulated to stakeholders and the wider community.
  • 14 in-depth interviews with young people.
  • A focus group with selected partner organisations.
  • A Rapid Evidence Assessment to ascertain what works when it comes to mobile youth provision.

The benefit of delivering this study was the provision of a robust report which shall be used to support a funding application which would provide the funds to support the creation and delivery of the proposed mobile youth provision. To view the full report, click here.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.