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Lottery funding lends ear for Lincolnshire’s youth

PR Newswire have a press release about new services in Lincolnshire:

Kings Outreach is one of three groups in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire to share in £170,000 from BIG’s Young People’s Fund programme – a scheme giving teenagers and older children a say in setting up services and activities that they need in their local areas.

King’s Outreach Community Development Officer Trevor Cutmore said that the grant answered demand from young people in Manby and Grimoldby for help in dealing with issues like living in a broken home or peer pressure to drink or take drugs.

A member of the steering committee of the charity, Sarah-Jane Farrow, 19, said:

“I look around here and see so many different young people who are peer pressured into drugs and alcohol. I see so many people from broken homes who have nobody to talk to”

More here.

There is another press release for new services in the North West where a project coordinator from Macclesfield says:

“This marvellous award from the Big Lottery will enable us to develop this type of focussed service which will help us address specific issues such as homelessness, mental health, bullying, drug and alcohol misuse and self-harm.

“The aim will be to help integrate often socially excluded young people back into society to lead fuller lives. Groups workshops, peer mentoring and counselling are particularly effective in this area.

More here.

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