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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.