#ProtectYouthServices reverses proposed cuts to youth services across the city


After three months of campaigning, where young people across the city demonstrated, went to council meetings, raised awareness, gained support – Brighton and Hove City Council decided to reduce their proposed 80% cuts to youth services to 15%, meaning that £645,000 was reinvested into the budget. An amazing acheivement for everyone involved. Young people had the following to say about their involvement:

“I was so shocked n amazed at how young people managed to actually make a change. It was a real confidence booster in terms of knowing we actually have a voice that will be listened to in the end. I met so many awesome people through all the campaigning and will definitely be getting involved with more things like this now I know that we’re not just telling into a void and that were actually making a difference” (Bette, 16)

“It’s helped me build confidence and what I plan to do next is to use these skills that I have learned through doing the campaign to become a youth worker” (CJ, 21)

“I have continued to gain confidence especially when talking to a group of people that i have no clue who they are and as well as gain valuable info throughout the campaign” (Aaron, 18)