Answers to The Top 5 Questions Housing Managers Ask About Youth Engagement

In 2014, I was commissioned to support a national housing organisation to develop and implement a youth engagement strategy.

It was very interesting to see a national housing organisation placing so much emphasis on youth engagement.

The aim of my work was to develop a sustainable strategy and implement a structure to allow the organisation’s regional members […]

Announcing and Unboxing My New Product – Early Help Mate


In this video blog, I share a momentous moment with you.


The unboxing of my new product Early Help Mate.





You can find out more about the product here:



Early Help, Early Intervention, Targeted Youth Support, Prevention, Family Support, Family Intervention, Area Family Support……..


YWTB 008: Youth Worker As Manager – Part 2: Management Skills, Qualities and Abilities.

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In this episode, Tony brings the second part in the Youth worker as manager series.  The focus here is to explore what skills, qualities and abilities are required to be an effective manager.



An effective manager should possess a specific set of skills and abilities that enables them to influence others to take action.  […]

YWTB 007: Youth Worker As Manager – Part 1: What is Management?

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Youth Worker as Manager

In this episode, Tony responds to the requests of his listeners and introduces the first instalment in a series of podcasts focusing on management within the youth sector.
He answers the question; What is management, and explores the main function areas in the role of a manger.

In the Take Away Tool segment; Tony offers a Time Management Tip.

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Coach


7 Powerful actions you can take now to stand out from your colleagues.

One in four of the UK’s youth services face massive cuts of between 20-40 per cent, while some authorities intend on getting rid of their youth services completely.


Many voluntary organisations that provide services for young people have said programmes will be cut, and local authority chiefs predict that youth service budgets will be slashed by £100 million, leading to the loss of 3,000 full-time youth worker jobs!

Given the current landscape, the stakes are high as many workers are having to consider preparing to re-apply for their jobs.

To stand out in such a competitive field you are really going to have to “up your game”

Here are 7 powerful actions you can take to help you to stand out from your colleagues without having to back stab or pull anybody else down.