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1 Merton Intergenerational Centre “The Merton Exchange”


3 Our Vision is: A Centre for innovation and excellence in the promotion of intergenerational and community cohesion A Centre for the exchange of –Experience –Skills –Cultures –Faiths A Centre for the benefit of –Young People –Families –Elders

4 Local People The Partners Local Communities Children, Schools and Families Department Community Engagement Network Local People Schools and Merton College Sutton and Merton PCT Metropolitan Police/ Fire Service Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills Council Jobcentre Plus Community & Housing Department Environment and Regeneration Department

5 Core Services Parenting Skills Healthy Lifestyles Diet/Nutrition Employability Family Learning Mediation Skills Exchange Mentoring Supporting Young Parents/ Families Fitness/Leisure Befriending Volunteering

6 Children’s Centres Strong delivery plan Commissioning strategy that ensures voluntary sector as key partner Multi-agency teams (aligned to extended services) Phase 2 designations complete Range of intergenerational initiatives already being developed

7 The Development Phase Feb 08Detailed Consultation on Service Model and Design March – MayDesign and Specification Jun – AugPlanning Application July – SeptDetailed Design and Tendering OctoberOn Site May 09Build and Fitting Out Completion June 09Services Delivered Ambitious but deliverable timescales Project Management Methodology Political Support

8 Finance Capital Intergenerational bid: £1.4mil Children Centre capital: £900k Local authority funding: £300k Revenue Use of existing funding streams for Service Remodelling: Children’s Centres Multi-Agency Teams Integrated Youth Support inc Connexions Teenage Pregnancy Adult Social Care / Adult Learning Health Commissioning Grants/SLAs with VCS Leverage e.g. ESF/Home Office/Charitable Trusts

9 Progress 29 th Feb Press embargo lifted early 3 rd Mar Initial meeting – stakeholders inc. VCS, Health 6 th Mar Wimb. Guardian article 7 th Mar Building design meeting with architects 18 th Mar Building design meeting at Lonesome School 19 th MarService design workshop 25/26 Mar Members’ meetings 31 st Mar Building design meeting at Lonesome School 9 th AprInvolve meeting 10 th AprProject Board to meet 23 rd AprProgramme Board to meet

10 Project priorities Deadlines Early April Architect’s brief Apr Project Reference Group Apr – Jun Service design May 17 th Public meeting at St Marks Academy Engaging Stakeholders/Community Schools – Lonesome Primary St Marks Academy Older People’s groups Health VCS partners Safer Merton Local community

11 Project management Programme Board -high level, directors CSF, H & C, VCS, Health Project sponsor – Paul Ballatt Project Board - Stakeholder rep. Ray Hautot (St Marks Family Centre, CEN) - Extended Services - Early Years/Children’s Centres - Older Peoples’ Theme Group - Youth - Capital Programme - Schools - Members Reference/Advisory group O/P, CYP reps etc.

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