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Prioritising the way youth services are delivered

This consultation has now ended


We would like to give every young person an opportunity to be the best that they can be when they use our youth services. However like all local authorities we have to make significant budget savings over the next three years of £59million. So, some of our service will have to change, including our youth services, so that we can make the best use of our limited resources.

Why are we asking for your views?

We want to hear from our residents, especially young people, and interested stakeholders about the activities and areas of work our youth services should prioritise as we look to re-organise those services across Tower Hamlets so that we can deliver savings. We want to ensure that as we make changes the right youth services are available for young people including those who are most vulnerable.

The youth service provides informal education and youth activities to young people aged 13 – 19 and up to age 25 if they have a disability, including

  • Delivering youth work from 8 youth centre hubs
  • Vulnerable young people
  • Youth volunteering
  • Youth apprenticeships

What we know already?

As part of an earlier consultation exercise we talked to over 600 young people, residents and organisations so that we could understand what you want from the youth services on offer.

The results showed that you would like:

  • more interesting activity programmes
  • better facilities at youth centres
  • more choice of activities, that are also easier to access
  • better publicity about what is available for younger residents.  

We intend to deliver youth services in ways that young people want. Developing programmes that really target what they need from services.

What will this mean for you?

Even though we may have to make budget savings we want to make our youth services the best that they can be. We want young people to have better programmes that take place in modern youth centres offering better choice and greater flexibility.