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Over 100 young people share thoughts on services

More than 100 young people have shared their thoughts on the services provided for them by BVT in Birmingham and Shropshire.

Young people aged from eight to 25 were invited to take part in a survey to explore their feelings on the provision of services for young people and issues or concerns faced by them today.

It revealed that of those young people who attend a youth club, more than half ranked it as ‘very good’, with a large majority of those who don’t attend stating that it was because their friends didn’t take part or they didn’t know about it.

The survey also showed that young people would like to see more local events to bring younger people together, with more activities aimed specifically at them, and the development of existing services.

Steven Wood, Youth Worker at Bournville Village Trust, said: “We currently run a range of activities for young people, including youth clubs, residential trips and holiday activities.

“The results of this survey will help us to identify the areas in which we can do more and make services more accessible. We’re already looking to better our communications to ensure young people know what’s happening locally and we are recruiting young volunteers to run and develop new groups such as Film Clubs, Laser Tagging and Youth News.”

Everyone who took part in the survey was entered into a prize draw and the winners of the top prize, an IPad mini, were Kieran, aged 18, and Lizzie, aged 8.

If you would like to get involved in shaping BVT’s youth services, or want to find out more about events and activities in your area, contact Steven Wood on 0300 333 6540 or email stevenwood@bvt.org.uk  or add us on Facebook @ BVTYouth

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