Just before Gordon Brown became Prime Minister he announced plans for a youth centre in every neighbourhood. This became a centre in every constituency and now it looks like it has changed again with an announcement on the myplace fund ... more
In a recent speech by Chris Grayling, Conservative Shadow Home Secretary, he said that 'Changing what we have called the broken society will be a long and difficult process. But one step we can take quickly is to go to war on antisocial behaviour' ... more
My place will provide £190m of Government cash over the next three years with grants of between £1m and £5m.
This follows the announcements made by Ed Balls over the last year and is a very welcome start. Cadence's work with Clubs for Young People on a Blueprint for structured community youth works in clubs will hopefully play an important part in ensuring such investment has a lasting benefit ... more
'Ban the hood for good!'
'Is it time to let children play outdoors once more?'
'Young people today ... actually, they're great'
3 articles from the weekend newspapers giving a different view of young people demonstrating the usual conflict that Cadence Works has come across every time we have been involved in consultation on open space and play. One consultee in Somerset summed it up beautifully 'the message to young people, from adults, about their place in the public realm is very confusing - they want them away from the TV and Playstations, but not playing outside near their homes' ... more
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the high-pitched electronic device, 'Mosquito', designed to disperse groups of youngsters is "a sad example of an indiscriminate and knee-jerk response to a perceived problem, which only deals at best with symptoms, not causes"... more
A good week for some of Cadence's clients and areas of interest this week with millions going into play and cycle routes ... more
On Wednesday Cadence will be discussing the contribution that enterprise can make to young people with the delegates of Substance's annual conference. The theme this year is ... more
cadence are looking forward to presenting at the upcoming substance conference ‘beyond engagement’. "From crack den to dragon’s den" is quite a billing for our talk, but gives an opportunity to talk about how setting up a business can appeal to young people ... more
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