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Since the DISC agency began, a number of key achievements have been completed.
All Young Advisors have completed a minimum of 30 hours training and those from the DISC Agency have also received extensive training in the other aspects needed to run their business and complete all of their work to a high level.
The DISC Agency has facilitated a number of workshops at conferences, including:
How to ... workshops for ENCAMS in Taunton
Toward Participation workshops for Bristol City Council Young Peoples Services
Bristol Old and Young - the generation divide for VOSCUR
Young Advisors and Sustainable communities for Creating Excellence
All of these workshops were written by the YAs especially for these conferences to be tailored to the needs of the employer.
Two of our young advisors delivered the keynote speech at a Bristol Young People's Services conference.
The DISC Agency was employed to evaluate a city-wide youth matters conference for Connexions.
The DISC Agency was employed by the local sports team to consult with 8 - 14 year olds on their thoughts about local football, this consultation has fed into the development of a local football club.
The DISC Agency was employed by Avon and Somerset Police to complete 100 questionnaires around young people's impression of the Police.
The DISC Agency secured the backing of local MP Kerry McCarthy as their champion in Parliament.
The DISC Agency was employed by Baroness Andrews to discuss young people's issues around participation, with Chief Executives from local authorities across the country, at the QE2 Centre in London.
The DISC Agency were also employed to deliver a presentation, run workshops and take part in discussions at a conference for Local Councillors in Birmingham for ENCAMS.
The DISC Agency were commissioned to lead on a holiday activity evaluation of 2006-2008. To achieve this, they attended activities, wrote questionnaires and consulted with up to 100 young people and other local residents.
The DISC Agency devised and facilitated a series of sessions to young people on how to become confident participators. This piece of work was commissioned to be carried out in Knowle West by Youth Moves.
The DISC Agency were successful in putting together a funding bid to the Youth Opportunities fund to help them buy office equipment and get set up in their own rights.
The DISC Agency have now been asked to carry out a consultation in their local area to look at community cohesion issues.
The DISC Agency now has 10 members and have secured funding for the training of their new members.