As described in our latest annual report (see link to right) it is intended that Voluntary Action Melton will shortly merge with the Learning Hub in Melton. The proposal has now received the backing of the Charities Commission meaning we can start to take the merger forward as soon as formal permission is given by them.
The new charity this merger would form will require new objectives. As part of the ongoing consultation with all of its stakeholders, here are those new objectives.
The charity's new objects will be;
• To act as a resource for young people up to the age of 25 living in Melton Borough and surrounding areas by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of
- advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as
- independent, mature and responsible individuals.
- advancing the education of young people
- relieving unemployment
• To help young people, especially but not exclusively, through leisure time activities, so as to develop their capabilities so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
• To promote social inclusion for the public benefit in Melton Borough and surrounding areas by preventing people from becoming socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.
• To develop the capacity and skills of people who are socially excluded in Melton Borough and surrounding areas in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society.
The charity will:
- Deliver alternative education provision to young people who are excluded or disengaged with school due to issues around behaviour, attendance, special educational needs and their home life.
- Allow people to learn practical skills through workshop based training and engage in courses designed to make people more employable through CV writing, enterprise capabilities, interview and application skills.
- Put on leisure activities to benefit the community. Examples include holiday activity, ICT courses, various sporting opportunities and a gardening scheme where young people maintain the gardens of people who are elderly or less able.
- Provide opportunities and services such as vocational training for disengaged young people, a social Cafe, a sexual health service, a stop smoking service and a transport scheme for elderly or disabled people, unable to transport themselves.
- Provide voluntary opportunities as gardeners, mentors, tutors, and learning support assistants.
Future initiatives will include a focus on integrating generations, developing further educational provision for disengaged young people and effective work with the elderly.