**VOLUNTARY SECTOR CHILDREN and YOUTH SERVICES UPDATE** Susan Robb Development Worker (Children & Young People) Langlee Complex Marigold Drive Galashiels TD1 2LP Tel: 01896 755110 Mob: 07739 859525 The Bridge Email: email@example.com (incorporating BFCVS, CBAVS, RAVS, & TAVO) Web: www.the-bridge.uk.net www.the-bridge.uk.net ** N E W ** SUSAN ROBB is our new Scottish Borders Community Development Company DEVELOPMENT WORKER (operating as The Bridge) for CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE Registered in Scotland as a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 305830: Scottish Charity No. SC037646 The Bridge provides community and voluntary sector As an organisation offering services to children or young people you can gain support from our support in the Scottish Borders, with local offices in Development Worker on a range of issues: Galashiels, Peebles, and Jedburgh. In April 2007, The ! Funding Applications Bridge was formed through the unification of CBAVS, RAVS, TAVO, and the Borders Forum of CVS. ! Commissioning and Contracting Mission Statement ! Business Planning “To encourage and support the growth of Scottish Borders ! Committee Skills community activity through the development of a high ! Effective Communication quality, dynamic and effective voluntary and community sector which focuses on improving the quality of life for all ! Governance Scottish Borders citizens.” ! Sustainability Providing Community and Voluntary Sector Support ! Networking The Bridge aims to support groups to set up, to make funding W H AT I S T H E B R I D G E ? applications, to develop business plans, and to improve ! Monitoring and Evaluating W H AT S U P P O R T I S A V A I L AB L E ? committee skills and governance, amongst a whole range of ! Equalities other services. The Bridge is a Council for Voluntary Service and is often invited to ! Charity Legislation represent the interests of the voluntary sector. Susan Robb has been appointed as the Development Worker for Children and Young People. This post has Any community or voluntary sector group can access sup- been funded through the Changing Children’s Services port or services offered by The Bridge. However, if you Fund, and Susan will be working closely with the Children are a group providing a service of any nature for children and Young Peoples Planning Team, the Early Years, Nurs- or young people aged between birth and 18 years, you ery and Childcare Team, and the Borders Voluntary Youth can access support from our new Development Worker for Work Forum. Children and Young People, Susan Robb. If you are an Susan has recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate individual or an informal group with a good idea, you too in Community Education, and has a range of youth work WHO IS EL IGIBLE? can get support for project start-up. You do not have to be DEVELOPMENT WORKER experiences from previous work in Angus and Edinburgh. a member of The Bridge to get help, but we welcome the closer relationship.