Detached Youth Workers and Community Workers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Reference: 
2000/0441
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In the light of recent tragic events, does the Mayor agree that detached youth workers and community workers aid communities on major public housing estates undergoing long term regeneration and redevelopment?

Answer

Answer for Detached Youth Workers and Community Workers

Answer for Detached Youth Workers and Community Workers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, I agree that, as a general principle, such workers are highly useful in engaging communities in major public housing regeneration schemes. I believe that regeneration best practice is about involving communities fully in both the physical and social changes that are occurring within their locality in getting them to shape what happens.