For youth workers, COVID-19 is just another challenge

‘We’re facing a government that basically has no interest in young people’

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Government must invest in youth services after years of cuts, says UNISON

Councils need proper funding to help young people

Youth manifesto from Labour will provide ‘much-needed’ cash, says UNISON 

Funding will help repair damage done by job cuts and centre closures

Tahir’s youth mission

Peterborough youth worker is a Local Service Champion and has been honoured by the Queen

‘Enough is enough’ say delegates on knife crime

Delegates welcome Labour Party commitments to reversing cuts that are adding to the problem

From selling drugs to meeting the Queen – one man’s extraordinary story

Police and justice conference hears the inspirational story of Marcellus Baz

We must support young people and the services they rely on

Youth workers are tireless in the support they provide to young people, for example helping them find work and getting more education. In the months and years ahead, it’s time we as a country showed the same level of dedication to our young people – and reverse the damaging tide of youth service cuts, before it’s too late.

Millions axed from youth service spending, says UNISON

At least half of councils have cut youth service spending in the past year as amount cut from service over the past six years hits £387m

Cuts are destroying youth services across the country, local government conference hears

Delegates commit union to campaign for quality youth services as part of broader fight to save local services