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    i saw this in a magazine today and wondered if any one had heard anything about it?

    in Liverpool, youth centres are being moved round the city with youth workers

    the idea is to target hot spots to take teenagers off the streets where they are seen as a nuisance to older people

    they are called mobile youth centres

    does anyone know any more of this??? its seems like a good idea if it works!

  • #2
    I've not heard anything about this. It may be in different area from mine or it might have something to do with the Interchil project.

    I'll try and find out more and maybe ask them to come around to our area Thanks Beth

    "Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. You must be the change that you wish to see in the world." Gandhi


    • #3
      Interesting idea. Hope it works.


      • #4
        I found this:


        Youngsters hang out in their own Place

        Liverpool’s youth workers hit the road this week – in two state-of-the-art mobile youth centres.

        The two purpose-built vans will tour the city – targeting areas where activities for young people are thin on the ground or ‘hotspot’ areas where large numbers of children congregating on street corners are seen as a nuisance by older people.

        The vans – called The Place – provide a safe place to chill out, socialise, seek advice, learn new skills, but most of all have some fun.

        They are costing almost £50,000 each and come complete with computers, games consoles and exhibition displays.

        The vans will be on the road from early morning to late at night – staffed by experienced youth workers who will offer a wide range of support, advice and information to young people.

        Chester Morrison, the city council’s principal youth officer, said the new mobile centres will help keep children safe and provide a welcoming place for youngsters who hang around on the streets with nothing to do.

        He said: “The Place will help make our services more flexible and more responsive to the needs of young people – wherever they are.

        Councillor Paul Clein, executive member for education, said: “Many residents feel intimidated by young people hanging around on the streets. These mobile centres will help reduce this problem by giving youngsters – no matter where they live – somewhere to go and to do something positive and constructive with their time.

        “We are investing thousands of pounds in this new service. Young people today are technological wizards – and youth services have to change to meet these new demands

        “We are also taking youth services out on the streets – where many young people are. We want young people to make positive choices about their free time and their future. The Place mobile centres and the professional support and advice we’re providing will help them make the right choices and point them in the right direction.”

        Wednesday’s launch will be packed full of events, music and competitions – and with a guest appearance of top DJ Spykatcha.


        Sounds like a good idea. Time will tell.

        "Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. You must be the change that you wish to see in the world." Gandhi


        • #5
          Sounds like a good initiative! Something needs to change for sure