The Washington Group have successfully over the last 5 years worked alongside communities, to co-create key social action projects and action research, that brings people together to make the change they want to see. With that in mind we felt that now is the time to take the step forward into our next chapter.
To find out more about our re-brand and the exciting journey into the future, click the link below.
United Youth Alliance formally The Washington Group
We are a unique organisation in that we support the development of the civil sector to increase capacity and impact . We offer community led, time limited interventions, which include social action, research, training and events, that in turn support and develop communities.
We pledge to:
- Promote the link between youth social action and employability.
- Embed social action into our training and apprenticeship schemes.
- Communicate the benefits of youth social action to our employees and encourage them to volunteer in support of it.
- Develop new, youth-friendly social action opportunities.
- Promote and celebrate the positive role young people can play through social action.
- Ensure young people have a voice and are represented in decision-making.
Social Action Projects
To work together with key stakeholders to support organisations and individuals to bring about social change for the benefit of their communites of need, interest and geography. We will provide opportunities in accessing capacity support, funding and training to support communities.
Research & Consultancy
Our research aims to apply mixed methodological approaches to evaluate, measure and review areas of community engagement, learning and development. Our approach intends to incorporate participatory research methods, developing a community of practice, alongside implementing evidence based praxis which supports our ethos of social mobility and co-production.
Education & Learning
To provide learning and training opportunities to all members of the community to improve their well-being. We will support growth, development and toolkits for continued success. This will include formal training opportunities with nationally recognised qualifications, voluntary or work based experience and employability skills inc confidence. We will provide self-help sessions to address specific needs.
Evidence based research shows that targeted community events such as International Women’s Day and the Community Big Lunch create greater community cohesion and community sustainability through co design approaches.
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Making Blackpool and the Four Nations a better place for young women to live, work, be educated and be inspired.On 4th March 2023, young women from the Four nations, England (Blackpool & Fylde Coast), Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, came...
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Fylde Coast IWD Call to Action #embraceequity campaign. Thank you to Hannah Mullins, Wyre Youth Mayor, for launching the Call to Action. You have until Wednesday 1st March to support the Call to...
On the 5th March 22 The Washington Group held the 4th International Women's Day Festival at recently rated Ofsted outstanding, Blackpool 6th Form. College. The event was sponsored by The Mina Group, Beaverbrooks, Wyre and Fylde council, BIU, Blackpool...
Blackpool’s young women are shaping the future at Blackpool’s International Women’s Day Festival 2022
Each year The Washington Group, co designs the Fylde Coast International Women’s Day Festival, working in partnership with key stakeholders and female role models, and most importantly, pupils from schools across the region, to celebrate,...