Integrated Young People’s Support Service (IYPSS)

IYPSS offers a range of support services for young people.

The one fully Integrated and joined up Young People’s Support Services (IYPSS).

Focuses on:

  • Career guidance and employment support
  • Positive Activities/Youth work
  • Targeted Youth Support and Youth Justice Services
  • Young People’s Active Involvement
  • The Parent Partnership service and education Business Partnership are part of the wider IYPSS family of services.

IYPSS is configured around three footprints, each of which exactly matches the boundaries of two of the six Area Partnerships.

Each footprint has an:

  • Career guidance and employment support
  • Positive Activities team
  • Targeted Youth Support team

This reflects the IYPSS offer. The IYPSS offer in each footprint is managed by a strategic lead.

West footprint

Tim Luker is the Strategic Lead for career guidance and employment support and is responsible for the West footprint (Willenhall/Short Heath/Darlaston/Bentley).

North footprint

Claire Dhami is the Strategic Lead for Targeted Youth Support and Youth Justice Services and is responsible for the North footprint (Bloxwich/Blakenall/Birchills/Leamore and Brownhills/Rushall-Shelfield/Pelsall).

South and East footprint

Isabel Vanderheeren is the Strategic Lead for Positive Activities and Youth Work and is responsible for the South and East footprint (Streetly/Pheasey/Aldridge/Walsall Wood/St Matthews/Palfrey/Paddock/Pleck).

 

Contact us

Alan Michell
Head of Integrated Young People’s Support Service
First Floor, Challenge Building
Hatherton Road
Walsall
WS1 1YG

Telephone 01922 650320
Email IYPSS@walsall.gov.uk

In the document ‘Walsall Children’s Partnership Social Inclusion and Progression to Adulthood Core Strategy, September 2010 to August 2013’ Walsall Council inadvertently claimed responsibility for the group work programmes ‘Clued up’, ‘Positive choices’ and ‘Behind the blade’ when in fact these were developed by the training provider YOT Solutions Ltd (now called Skills for Youth).  The strategy document mentioned above is now out of date and no longer being used.  The Council apologise to YOT Solutions (Skills for Youth) for this error.  The Council has corrected references to these programmes in the core strategy template document, thus ensuring references in any future documents are accurate.

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