Youth Participation Worker


New team member at North Yorkshire Youth and Carlton Lodge Activity Centre to support growing Youth Participation network. We have appointed Jayne Shackleton as our Youth Participation Worker within the Youth Development Team at Carlton Lodge. Jayne will be supporting colleagues in the Youth Development team to create initiatives to give young people in the area more opportunities to give their own voice about their needs. Jayne’s appointment follows on from her experience of working with young people in several roles in the past including the Community Intervention Service and Family Outreach Service of North Yorkshire County Council where Jayne was a pastoral mentor. Jayne said ‘In my short time with NYY I have been fortunate enough to meet some fascinating young people and volunteers alike. I look forward to meeting many more and working closely with them to develop voluntary youth participation in the area’. Jayne will provide a wide range of services including supporting volunteers to set up and sustain voluntary youth provision and facilitating the building of confidence and empowerment amongst the youth network in North Yorkshire. The network is a volunteer scheme for young people in their local community. Adult volunteers offer their time to assist young people and listen to any concerns they may have and help them to learn social and people skills that in turn builds their confidence. It’s fantastic we have been able to recruit such an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate person and it is a great pleasure to welcome Jayne to the team. This is particularly important bearing in mind the challenges young people are currently facing. I certainly feel they will make a huge difference to communities and the young people they support’.

"I particularly enjoyed the zip wire because i felt like i was flying"

Tom W, Aged 12 

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Jasmin, aged 10

We can honestly say this is the best residential we have ever attended. 

Thorpe Primary School - June 2018

Everyone loved it and didn’t want to leave, even with the snow.

12th Harrogate, St.Marks, Brownies

“The rooms were excellent and the food was gorgeous!”

James, Aged 9

“The instructors made me smile because I knew I was safe in their hands.”

Kaitlyn, aged 10

 “Always a real pleasure to come to Carlton Lodge. A lovely setting, amazing friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. Can't wait for next year for more of the same.”

Ings Primary School - May 2018

"The group were all encouraged and supported to achieve their goals - amazing instructors!"

College Tutor, North Yorkshire

"This was our best visit ever, mainly due to Sam and Jake who totally understood our students. The Catering staff were so friendly and of course the food was delicious"

King James School - Sept 2018

"We were extremely impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm and patience that your instructors showed in every activity."

Youth Worker, Hull

“It was the best school trip ever, I would like to go back and do it all again.”

Maddison, aged 10

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