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Stop Youth Work and Youth Services from receiving Savage Cuts!

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      • Dave RoweDave Rowe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have already had my job cut, because of this my vulnerable group of marginalized young people can no longer access services. I am now on JSA

      • SarahSarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Stop the cuts to youth services!!!! Young people are the future and they need support from youth workers to help them become healthy, confident and happy people and to contribute positively to society.

      • Andy DykesAndy Dykes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good to see this is taking off, but we need thousands supporting this campaign not hundereds!

      • Dave RoweDave Rowe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is ridiculous short-sightedness’ that proves that the government does not value young people, youth workers and the valuable work that is done.

      • Paul McPaul Mc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This govenment wants to spend £600 million, double what it currently spends on an all year round youth service for all teenagers on a summer programme for just 16 year olds. The moneys there, the needs are there, the young people want it. This needs to be resolved before we lose too many experienced youth workers.

      • VanessaVanessa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        These cuts are devastating to all young people and the communities. The service is vital, especially in the large rural areas. Low self esteem is at the root of many social problems in adulthood, and the work around this that is carried out by our skilled youth work staff is of vital importance to any preventative agenda. The future is frightening without these skills

      • lLzzi WaleslLzzi Wales commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is where all the preventative work starts, without the generic and universal services available young people will suffer and the societal labelling that is already atteched to young people will be furhter mis represented, by media creations and governmental labelling.

      • Richard FerrisRichard Ferris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Some future our society will be storing up for young people if this savagery goes ahead. Do something now - say no. Stand up for young people!

      • Julie CoffieldJulie Coffield commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Youth workers are amongst the most valuable assets in working positively with, and developing self esteem and confidence in young people who are all too often maligned in our society. Dismiss them at your peril!

      • Abi KniznikAbi Kniznik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's too late for young people in suffolk - the Youth Service ceases to exist on thursday 30th June, but it is so short sighted, so many young people requiring support will just be left - nonsensical!

      • Kim GrayKim Gray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Youth Services and Youth Work can make a substantial difference to Young people and their communities, it is a false economy to cut this area of work at a time of most need. Youth Work and youth Services should be protected and increased as it is one of the few preventative services actually working with young people and the community. The results of these cuts could be felt for generations to come.

      • John ButcherJohn Butcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Youth work and the people who deliver it are again being forced to lose their jobs due to the mismanagement of the coalition government. Local councils are cutting a service they always cut because it is an easy target and no-one will stand up and fight for their rights like the teachers are. We, as the people who deliver this most important job and the life changing work we do with young people should stand together in solidarity with teachers and all the other public sector workers who are also going through hard times and call for a national strike. The TUC need to organise this so the coalition government will sit up and take notice the same as they did with the NHS. We need to take action now!!

      • Kevin BellKevin Bell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have to protect the youths of today as they are our leaders of tomorrow
        Youth work is so under estimated of its importance we must continue to fight to keep it running

      • brenda craftbrenda craft commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The grass roots workers make a huge, huge difference to the lives of the young people whom they help by instilling in them the confidence needed for them to integrate fully into society and feel wanted. This is done in several ways, eg. organising special projects which the young people research, write up reports and do presentations. It would be a good idea for the government personnel to actually spend a considerable amount of time with such grass roots personnel countrywide to see for themselves how the young people who start with very little confidence. just what is done to augment their confidence and the good outcome of such help it is for these young people. Lets face it, it is these young people who will be looking after the country in the years to come!

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