Budget Cuts in Wrexham

BBC News Report 2016

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BUDGET CUTS IN WREXHAM COULD LEAVE YOUTHS WITHOUT YOUTH FACILITIES

Young people in Wrexham are left upset after hearing about budget cuts that have been announced within the past few weeks. The young people that attend youth clubs, supported by youth workers, voiced their opinions about the cuts on the 8th of March at Maesgwyn Hall in Wrexham.

What is the Youth Service?
The youth service supports people aged between 11-25 providing universal & target interventions. Youth workers work in school too; they provide help and extra support for students who need that extra bit of support in school life. They are important in helping students cope with anger issues, which helps prevent students from getting into trouble so that students can focus on their education.
More than this, the Youth workers are very important in educating young people on safe sex, alcohol and drugs; issues that young people are vulnerable to.

What are young people doing about it?
Social media sites have been used to support the Youth Service, which could be at risk, using the hashtag: #KeepYouthClubsOpen.

Local Youth Worker Emma says “I would like to keep the provision open for all young people”.
Youth club offers so many new opportunities for young people, and youth workers have taken young people on meaningful trips that are life-changing.  A year 10 girl commented, “The youth workers have supported me through a lot and they have been a big part of my life, I don’t know what I would do without them.”

Dion in year 10 explained “youth clubs need to stay open; it
supports young people and gives them so many opportunities”.

Anni
BBC News School Report 2016

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