Leeds, London and Haringey

Rachel Reeves MP (Lab, Leeds West) has written about the impact of the cuts on a youth charity in Leeds. BARCA, which runs youth services, drug support and rehabilitation projects in West Leeds “is already seeing the impacts of government cuts and has had to cut back on services and lay off experienced staff. In the last few months BARCA has had to make cuts of 25% and next year has been told that their budget will decreased by a third. These cuts mean less intensive family support, cuts in youth work and cuts to the junior youth inclusion project which targets young people at risk of getting involved in crime.”

21 children and young people’s charities in London are set to lose combined annual funding of £1.3m, if the London Borough Grants Scheme is cut by £16.8m.

Youth services in Haringey, including five youth centres and a magazine, are at risk, which has prompted the launch of a campaign called Save Haringey Youth Centres.


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