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Buildings Proposals

Children’s Centres:

Wath Victoria Children’s Centre
Reason for proposal: The centre has a low number of families accessing the offer at the building (23 per cent), with families instead choosing to access services from other venues.
The centre comprises of two small community rooms and a small office space. It is proposed that a building remains in Wath in order to develop a 0-19 ‘Family Hub’.

Dalton Willow Tree Children’s Centre
Reason for proposal: The venue currently comprises of one small community room which is not easy for parents, carers and families to access.
Proposed plans: It is proposed to relocate the service and staff to the much larger and more accessible Dalton Youth Centre (approximately 200 yards down the road).

Thrybergh Rainbow Children’s Centre
Reason for proposal: The centre is located at the bottom of a very steep hill which can be difficult and dangerous for families to access. Currently only 23 per cent of local families are seen at the centre
Proposed plans: Services in Thrybergh will be delivered in the community rather than from this centre.

Broom Valley Children’s Centre
Reason for proposal: Valley Centre is not easy to find and located on a steep hill, on a private road. Currently 40% of families’ access services at the centre
Proposed plans: The proposal is to continue to run services from nearby Centres (Park View and Coleridge). This arrangement has been in place since April 2017 with no concerns about the delivery of the offer raised to date.

Park View Children’s Centre
Reason for proposal: Currently only 36 per cent of families’ access services at the building, with the majority of families choosing to access services in their community.
Proposed plans: This offer can be served in the community and at the nearby Central Children’s Centre where staff and services are already based.

Coleridge Children’s Centre
Reason for proposal: The Centre serves a small, but densely populated area where child poverty and children in families with no car are almost double the borough average. The current centre comprises of just one small community room in the middle of the school, alongside the Day Care offer.
Proposed plans: The proposal is to relocate the Children’s Centre Offer to The Place, which is a multiagency hub with staff and managers from; Housing, Health, Social Care and Early Help.

Youth Centres:

Swinton Youth Centre
Reason for proposal: Whilst demand for youth services in the area is high, the majority of youth services are delivered and accessed through street based sessions.
Proposed plans: The intention is to cease using Swinton Youth Centre (which is located on the school site), as a work base for staff, and seek an agreement with the school to continue to provide youth provision from the centre.

Herringthorpe Youth Centre
Reason for proposal: Herringthorpe is the only building where staff cannot base themselves to work due to the poor facilities.
Proposed plans: To offer young people using Herringthorpe Youth Centre an alternative venue from nearby centres such as The Place. This should create little disruption as many already use alternative or multiple centres.

Treeton Youth Centre
Reason for proposal: The building is currently in a poor state of disrepair and requires significant investment to make it fully fit for purpose.
Proposed plans: The majority of youth work currently undertaken in Treeton is street based and targeted and this is not proposed to change. Where there is a need for use of a building, alternative space in community facilities will be negotiated.

Kiveton Youth Centre
Reason for proposal: The building is not fit for purpose and inadequate for delivering high quality youth services and is not an appropriate staff base. The roof is in disrepair, it is damp and there are structural cracks.
Proposed plans: The majority of youth work currently undertaken in the area is street based and targeted, this will continue in the future. Consideration will be given for an exit strategy for all services using this building.

Maltby Linx Youth Centre
Reason for proposal: The centre is located within the school grounds and is sometimes used by the school during lunchtimes to manage their dinner rota which this has an impact on the suitability of the site as a staff base.
Proposed plans: The majority of youth work undertaken in Maltby is targeted or street based and this focus will continue in the future. Discussions are also taking place with the school to continue use of the building in the evenings and daytime for targeted work.

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