About KYM
 
 
 

KNOWSLEY YOUTH MUTUAL (KYM)  is an employee and young person
owned and driven Community Benefit Society.  Knowsley Youth Mutual 
delivers creative, high quality, value for money and flexible services.

With young people at the heart of the organisation KYM will:

  • Deliver quality services that meet young people’s needs and improve their life chances

  • Raise young people’s aspirations, by achieving positive results through the creation of opportunities

  • Value and empower young people to engage and increase their voice and influence

 

OUR VISION
 

Knowsley Youth Mutual will, together with young people at the organisation’s heart:

  • Deliver quality services that meet young people’s needs and improve their life chances
  • Raise young people’s aspirations, by achieving positive results through the creation of opportunities
  • Value and empower young people to engage and increase their voice and influence.

OUR MISSION

Knowsley Youth Mutual will develop strong and lasting partnerships to enable it to:

  • be the best Youth Mutual in the North West and beyond
  • deliver creative, high quality, value for money, flexible services together with young people; where young people and stakeholders want to come, and want to keep coming back
  • operate as an effective social business, with a strong reputation and generating a surplus for the benefit of its members and the wider community in Knowsley.
  • KYM will deliver a Youth Offer containing a wide range of services and activities, open to all young people across the Borough, that uses methods of personal and social development, informal and outdoor education, awards schemes and neighbourhood based drop in and detached work, to raise the aspirations, skills, knowledge and achievements of all those engaged. 

We will do this by delivering: 

  • Specialist and targeted interventions that will support the most disadvantaged in gaining access to Youth Work in order to have a positive impact
  • Work alongside KMBC and local providers to develop effective partnerships that maximise results. 
  • Community based services that promote young people and provide engagement mechanisms for their voice to be articulated and heard at a local level. 
  • A well run, efficient business operating to a strong value base and sound commercial principles. 




OUR VALUES

Knowsley Youth Mutual will be: 

  • A transparent and non-judgemental organisation that promotes equality, diversity and rights. 
  • Embraces partnerships and is committed to staff and young people empowerment. 
  • Celebrates diversity and co-operation between groups and individuals.
  • An effective, well run and sustainable social business.

The values will be put into action by:

  • Guaranteeing safe, fair access services responsive to young people’s needs
  • Encouraging young people’s active, equal engagement as decision makers, partners and volunteers
  • Reinvesting in services for young people that grow ambition, develop self-reliance and build resilience to improve wellbeing and achieve positive outcomes
  • Ensuring provision and opportunities are well communicated and promoted 
  • Investing in the continued professional development of all staff to maintain breadth and depth of talent
  • Establishing democratic principles and accountability 
  • Believing in what we are doing and investing to grow and sustain a reputation as the best Youth Mutual in the North West

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES

In order to achieve its social mission as described above the Knowsley Youth Mutual will work as an efficient and well run business which aims to invest its income in maximising service delivery. In order to maximise the services to young people it is recognised that in some years it will be appropriate to draw on retained reserves.

This will be achieved by building the reputation of the organisation as a first class provider of services offering good value for money and actively seeking opportunities to win contracts for services within Knowsley and outside the borough.

KYM will position itself as a unique provider in the field, based on its membership structure and the involvement of young people as members and co-producers of services.

 

News from KYM

Kirkby Area

Address: Westvale Community Centre,
Richard Hesketh Drive, L32 0TZ
Contact Number: 0151 443 4466

Huyton Area

Address: The Youthy,
Woolfall Heath Ave, L36 3YE
Contact Number: 0151 443 5333

Our Place Youth Facility

Address: Our Place Youth Facility,
Longview Drive, L36 6EG
Contact Number: 0151 443 5323


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South Area

Address: Bryer Road Community Centre,
Bryer Road, L35 5DW
Contact Number: 0151 443 4542

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