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YCSW has been commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for the South East Somerset LCN pilot (SES). The full list of the parish and town councils for this pilot can be seen here. Castle Cary Town Council is acting as the lead for the commission. Any questions regarding this pilot please contact Lisa Davis, Town Clerk for Castle Cary Town Council, at

If you have any questions regarding the research project please get in touch with Sam Plummer, who is the lead. He can be reached on 07980998670 or at

  What is an LCN?  


Local Community Networks (LCNs) are made up of groups of local parish and town councils. LCNs are important to improve the local community for everyone who lives within them. LCNs will include city, town and parish councils, voluntary groups, the NHS, schools, the police, residents and other interested parties. Somerset Council is currently shaping how LCNs will work through three LCN pilot areas; Exmoor, Frome and SES.

  What are the objectives of the feasibility study?  


  • Understand the current availability and gaps in Universal Youth Work Provision in a defined area

  • Understand key communities in a defined area in terms of their aspirations and their needs of Youth Work support for their young people

  • Assess the viability and options for increasing Universal Youth Provision in the defined area, including options for funding and sustainability

  • Create recommendations on how to develop sustainable universal youth work offers in LCN areas


The study will result in a report and a presentation to outline the opportunities and challenges to develop more universal youth work in the local communities that are part of the LCN.

  The results  


You can download the results here:

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