Decision details

Hillingdon's Youth Offer & Delivery Model

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:  


1.    Considers the findings and overall positive response from the consultation which has informed the final proposed Youth Offer for Hillingdon.


2.    Agrees to the implementation of a new Youth Offer and delivery model in Hillingdon as detailed in the Youth Offer Vision (Appendix 1).


Reasons for decision


Following Cabinet’s decision in March 2023 to consult on a new Youth Offer and the way it was delivered across the Borough, Cabinet noted the positive findings from the consultation.


The Leader of the Council remarked how the existing provision through built youth centres had become increasingly dated with attendance of young people between 10 and 19 years at a low.


It was explained that the new youth offer proposed was to take activities out of the purpose built buildings into the community, as requested by young people, and delivered in a range of facilities and spaces, including open spaces, libraries and community buildings. The aim of which was to expand accessibility and improve the range of activities on offer and to increase the number of people using the service. It was further noted that the current delivery by two teams would be merged into a single team under streamlined management in-line with the Council’s operating model.


Cabinet, therefore agreed the new Youth Offer. Cabinet also agreed to the delivery of it through the repurpose of existing facilities, use of new sites and locations, and the closure of existing static youth centre sites as set out in the report.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet considered that continuing with the existing model of youth service provision in Hillingdon was not a viable option to meet its statutory responsibilities or to provide more accessible services to young people and the right support to them.


Relevant Select Committee

Children, Families & Education

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 22 September 2023

Officer(s) to action

Kathryn Wyatt / Julie Kelly


Children’s Services


Public - The report and any background papers relating to this decision by the Cabinet are available to view on the Council's website or by visiting the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.



Publication date: 15/09/2023

Date of decision: 14/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 23/09/2023

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