NCB to survey mobile youth facilities
Thursday 8 October 2009
NCB and Business in the Community are
collaborating with a range of private, public and voluntary sector
partners to find out more about mobile youth facilities offering
activities for young people.
Mobile youth facilities provide young people with opportunities
to engage in social and recreational activities. They are more than
just buses that simply transport young people from one place to
another but also provide outreach work, and referral to a range of
local community service providers. They serve as a central point of
connection for local young people as well as youth workers, and a
place where young people can access information about social,
health, legal and financial issues.
NCB and Business in the Community are conducting a survey in
order to gain information about which local authorities and areas
offer mobile youth facilities, what type of models local areas have
at present, and what plans there are to set up provision in the
future. The answers will inform a programme of work at a local
level commencing at the end of this year.
More from NCB: Take part in the Mobile Youth Service