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“It is of great concern to me that young people are reporting that they feel increasingly isolated, that their mental wellbeing is worsening and that they feel more vulnerable to violence and crime.

This is against a background of dramatic year on year cuts in spending on Youth Services. In this campaign YMCA is calling for these cuts to be reversed so that we can reinvest in the wellbeing of our young people. I commend the campaign to you and encourage you to add your voice to this call for change.”

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu
President of YMCA England & Wales

YMCA are calling on the Government to prioritise young people and reinvest in youth services by: 

1. Restoring youth services funding back to 2010 levels 
2. Providing both Universal and Targeted youth services for all young people 
3. Creating a national youth service strategy

‚ÄčThis is vital so that services for young people don't become a thing of the past.

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