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Sefton Young Advisors have had another great time at this years annual general meeting at Hope Valley, Derbyshire! Not only were we lucky enough to hold our own stakeholder engagement workshop for the other national teams but we were also lucky enough to win two more national awards!
The awards we won this year were:
Young Advisor Team Lead Of The Year - Laura Goad
Community Impact Of The Year - For Our Sefton 2030 Vision Consultations
The Sefton team were very excited to have won this award for the 3rd year in a row. This year, Richard's work was recognised. This was our team's nomination:
He has been an integral member of our team for about 3 years. This year he has been heavily involved in supporting the development of Roundup- from design, testing, training and roll-out. His overall commitment to keeping our team fully involved has been brilliant- he has been an excellent champion, making sure we all fully understand the importance of RoundUp to our team, work and in communicating our local impact to commissioners and funders. He has been an integral link between us and the national charity, which has improved our team's national vision and understanding and the need for us to work collaboratively across the network.
To make this happen, Richard had to be exceptionally organised and to demonstrate excellent leadership skills to inspire and motivate all of the team to post using twitter and Facebook, as well as to check into Roundup to star and like our own and other team's posts. This has also helped us to promote Roundup with other organisations locally.
Roundup, via our twitter and Facebook communications has improved our teamwork- both virtual and in face to face situations and ultimately, we have Richard to thank for these improvements.
In November 2013, Sefton's Council recognised the Sefton Young Advisor's team for the outstanding work of Sefton’s Youth Advisors in supporting the voice of young people across the Borough.
The Council also Expressed its congratulations on the team's very many achievements, including their recognition through national awards for their innovative approaches to youth participation.
The team were invited to attend a full council meeting, where the motion for recognition was tabled and endorsed by the members present. The Sefton YAs had an opportunity to give thanks to the council for the recognition and ongoing support.
We are delighted that - for the second year running - Sefton Young Advisors won the YA of the Year award at the national YA Charity's annual awards ceremony. This year, the votes were tied, so TWO of our team hold the 2013 title: the magnificent Joanne Lee and Kieran Maher! This is a fantastic achievement for Jo and Kieran, as well as the Sefton team as a whole!
Our team as a whole received special recognition for the work we have done mystery shopping Sefton's social care frontline services!
One of our current Young Advisors, Mark, and a former YA, Katy, were amongst a few veteran YAs who stepped down from the Young Advisors charity's board of trustees this year and so there was an opportuinity for other YAs to stand for election to the board at the AGM. We are totally thrilled that Kieran was voted in as one of two new trustees by his colleagues from around the country! We're pretty sure that, at 16, Kieran is the youngest trustee of a national charity in the country!