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					HeadSpace
The Knowsley Way
 story so far…….
Why Headspace in Knowsley
Background
– Framework for the Future
– Fulfilling their Potential
Why Halewood?
–   Behaviour issues
–   Targeted Youth Support Programme
–   Halewood College
–   Children’s Coordinator
–   Remodelling of Halewood
–   Big Lottery
 Consultation Old Halewood –
    Resources & furniture
12 activities / events
      - Stock workshop
      - ‘Book of the Year’ marketing
      - Magazine buy
      - Furniture selection
      - Poetry sessions
191 young people directly and
indirectly involved
            Feedback
‘A real improvement! It looks really
enticing with the sofa and beanbags’

‘…new titles are exciting and draw
me in’

‘Having your little space helps more
with your reading because you take
it in more’
Halewood Open Day
 Consultation HeadSpace
15 Activities / events
          - Youth Town Council Meeting
          - 2 Open Days, 6 Year 6 talks
          - Poetry session, Pampering
          - Lyric-writing workshop
          - Giant countdown calendar
          - Silk screen printing

639 young people directly and indirectly
involved
HeadSpace
            Milestones
Staff
  - 15 staff frontline / FtP training
  - 15 staff visited Bolton HeadSpace
  - 9 staff visited Haslingden HeadSpace
  - Awards Team
 Volunteering / Launch event
Lyric writing competition
Formation of steering group
Volunteers
          - designed invitations
          -   wrote a script
          -   chose the buffet
          -   looked after the band
          -   hosted event
Launch poster
Pampering
Information sharing
Volunteers
Lyric writing competition winner
What HeadSpace means to us
‘A place to talk to your friends’

‘HeadSpace is your space’

‘Come to HeadSpace to think things through’

‘A place to get away from it all’
             Issues
Communicating Headspace concept
Building / design of new building
Maintaining momentum
Volunteering
Staff ownership
Reader Development
Age of young people
    Current Developments
Developing teenage areas in other
libraries – consultation programme
Big Deal - Youth Opportunities Fund
Summer Reading Challenge
Activities and events
PAYP monies
Participation Standards
  Teenage Summer Reading
Challenge promotional postcard
            Next steps

Rolling out the concept to other
libraries
My Space development
Centres for Learning – BSF
Programme
     Impact of Headspace
Children’s Services Directorate totally
supportive
Improved Libraries profile within the
Directorate
Opened up opportunities to work with the
Youth Service
Strengthened links between College and
Public Library
YOUNG PEOPLE INVOLVED
Staff “warming up”
Big Questions – need answers
Capacity to deliver
Sustainability
           Contact Details
Pam Jones
Reading and Children’s Services Manager
pam.jones@knowsley.gov.uk
0151 482 1304


Gerry Williams
Senior Librarian Children and Young People
gerry.williams@knowsley.gov.uk
0151 482 1849

				
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