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ChooseYouth London Rally WC1R

Location: UK » London » WC

When: Saturday 23 July 2011, 12:00pm

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Where: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

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At the centre of this new focussed assault on young people’s services is the potential demolition of the Youth Service. This service was created fifty years ago when the national debt was much higher but when there was a political consensus that society needed quality public services and needed to treasure the voice of the young. There was also a recognition that public spending on young people’s services was cost effective and a stimulus to the whole economy. We are already seeing whole youth services disappearing and this has got to be stopped.

Now with over a million young people already unemployed and many out of work for a long period of time, the services which most bring hope, free association, fun, voluntary community effort, employability, social and personal education and community cohesion are being systematically broken up. A government that so neglects young people does so at its peril.

We hope that both young people and those working with them will take part in this event, in a historical political building in Central London. Time slots will be given for reporting from across London and the SE to enable a picture to be built up of what is actually happening on the ground. The final session will look at a strategy of action. The question and answer session will also include Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy and will give you the chance to have your say and tell politicians that young people both deserve and need a youth service.

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