Youth services in The Mix

The youth organisation formed by the merger of charities YouthNet and Get Connected has launched its new brand, The Mix.

The Mix will offer a range of support services for under-25s, with a focus on mental wellbeing and creating opportunities through volunteering. The branding will be fully rolled out by the summer, with an aim to reach over 2 million young people by 2018, a quarter of the UK’s population of 16-25 year olds.

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Youth sector bodies in merger talks

Two umbrella bodies in the voluntary youth sector are in talks over a possible merger.

Ambition (originally National Association of Boys’ Clubs) and the National Council of Voluntary Youth Services are discussing merger opportunities, following a series of consultation events which highlighted a need to explore cross sector alliances and the ability to articulate a strong, shared vision for youth services.

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NCVO takes over services around mentoring

Core services undertaken by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation are to be transferred to NCVO, with a target date of 31st March.

MBF helps organisations to increase the effectiveness and quality of their mentoring and befriending services. The three staff working on the delivery of this will join NCVO’s volunteering and development department, but will continue to operate from Manchester, based in the offices of GMCVO.

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