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Meet The Support Team

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Gary Davies

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Community First


Andy Kennedy

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Y Services


Maria Kennedy

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Y Services   Mental Health

Community First

WAVE has been very fortunate to have the support and guidance of Gary Davies from Community First. Gary has been advising from the start, helping with the structure of a community organisation protocols and funding. WAVE successfully secured the funding enabling the commission of Y Services to complete research to establish what the young people would like/need on Hayling, Gary’s input was invaluable. Gary guided step by step the process required to become a charity which WAVE successfully achieved 11th August 2020. Thankfully, Gary is still supporting WAVE through application for more funding and securing a location for the young people to meet. 

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Y Services 

Andy Kennedy is a very experienced youth worker and chair of trustees for Y Services and has been with WAVE from the beginning. Andy advised what the modern young person may need and how to move forward. When the idea came about regarding establishing what the young people on Hayling needed/would like through questionnaire Andy was very supportive. WAVE for a while supplied a homework space for the young people, Andy guided us through all the policies and gave a safeguarding talk. In addition, when WAVE applied to become a charity Andy guided us through the Safeguarding Policy and kindly agreed to be WAVE’s Safeguarding Officer. 

Maria Kennedy is the lead for supplying mental health support to the young people and has been very supportive to help bring this to fruition. When COVID restrictions have been lifted the support will be ready. 

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Y Services was commissioned by The Wave Project to find out what young people’s views were on youth work delivery and support for young people on Hayling Island. This report details the results of a survey completed by 317 young people. The survey findings provide a narrative and context for the planning and development of possible youth work and support.

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Young People’s views on youth work delivery and support on Hayling Island. July 2020

Survey Methodology

The survey was distributed to students in the Hayling College and was available online. The following organisations on Hayling Island were contacted with a link to the online survey or a supply of hard copies of the paper survey:

Hayling Scouts
Hayling United Reform Church - Youth Church
Army Cadets
Hayling United FC
Mengham Rythe Sailing Club
The Golf Club
The Army Cadets,
The Catholic Church (St Patrick's)
The two Anglican churches - St Peter's and St Mary's The Heart of Hayling Boxing
Hayling Island Community Centre
HISC / Hayling Island Sailing club
St Andrew's Football club
HI Rock (climbing wall)

Some surveys were also undertaken with young people on the streets.

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