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Have your say on Ashurst Hospital vision

Ashurst Hospital in the New Forest needs a new lease of life and there is an exciting opportunity to redevelop facilities on the site to make it modern, welcoming and fit for purpose, now and in the future. Working with our local healthcare partners, West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group has started to build a vision. […]

Reports from the UK government on Domestic Violence

The Home Office have launched a range of papers recently on the theme of domestic violence and abuse. The changes to the definition of domestic raise awareness that young people in the 16 to 17 age group can also be victims of domestic violence and abuse. By including this age group the government hopes to […]

Want to help young people start work well?

Great news! Second round applications for September’s Changing Light are now open: Changing Light is our new weekend experience for people in their first years of working life or preparing to start work. At this vital life stage, it’s an opportunity to: Experience God’s love as workers and catch his exciting vision for work. Dose up on fellowship and prayer […]

Hampshire Police Youth Commission are recruiting!

Applications are open until the 4th March to those aged 14-25 in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to become a member of the Youth Commission. The Youth Commission makes young people part of the solution to tackling crime and policing issues that are of most concern to them. The Youth Commission currently consists of […]

Archbishop of York Youth Trust 40 Day Youth Led Action – 4th Week’s Challenge

Week 4 of the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust 40 days of youth led action Lent campaign and the theme is…NEIGHBOURS! Any young person can sign up here and each day during Lent (10th February to 26th March) there will be a challenge to encourage young people to ‘Be the change they want to see’

Campaign aims to open up jobs to young people without degrees

Two major children’s charities have launched a campaign urging employers, particularly those in the voluntary sector, to make more job opportunities available to young people without degrees. The Open To All campaign, started by Children England and the National Children’s Bureau, aims to encourage more inclusive recruitment practices among employers so that candidates’ suitability for […]

Teenagers abandoning Facebook and Twitter for more intimate social media apps

Fascinating to read this article on how teenagers are abandoning Facebook and Twitter for more intimate social media apps – it’s certainly something I’ve been seeing a lot more of over the last few months in our youth work: When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their […]

Teenagers do the most amazing things!

Teenagers do the most amazing things! In this TED Talk Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s super cheap, effective and non-invasive — all before his 16th birthday – something none of the pharmaceutical companies had managed to develop. [youtube id=”g-ycQufrgK4″ width=”580″ height=”337″]

Why are young people drinking less alcohol?

There was a fascinating article published in New Statesman about how young people are drinking less and that individual alcohol consumption in Britain has declined sharply. Whenever horrific tales of the drunken escapades of the youth are reported, one photo reliably gets wheeled out: “bench girl”, a young woman lying passed out on a public bench above bottles of […]

Ofcom’s Children’s Media Use and Attitudes Report 2015

The 10th Ofcom report on ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report‘ has just been published. This report examines children’s media literacy. It provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as detailed information about the media access and use of young children aged […]

Hampshire Making a Difference Award

The search is on to find Hampshire youngsters who, through their own exceptional efforts, are helping to make a positive difference in their local community, by being active good citizens. The Hampshire Making a Difference Award will be presented by the Chairman of the County Council to the young person or group of young people […]