Save Camden youth services!

save-Camden-youth-croppedHomepage for the campaign to save Camden youth services from £1.6 million in funding cuts by Camden’s Labour council.

What is happening?

The council has approved a widespread cuts package, including massive £1.6 million cuts to youth services which already suffered  £2.3  million of cuts in 2012. This will leave the service over 60% worse off in real terms than in 2011. We believe this will have a significant detrimental impact on young people in Camden as opportunities and positive activities will be slashed.

Here are the headline changes:

  • £1.6 million in funding cuts
  • 64% cut in universal youth service provision
  • closure of two youth centres
  • closure of the COOL project funding activities for low income young people
  • closure of the Under 25’s Advice Centre
  • 70% budget cut to Connexions careers and jobs support for young people
  • further cuts to the youth offending service
  • 25 to 30 full-time equivalent jobs lost

What can you do about it?

Camden UNISON has launched a campaign against the cuts: Save Camden Youth Services. Here is how you can support the campaign:

Find out more

More information is available about the campaign in the following video and links below:

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