Oxfordshire, City of London, Birmingham and Derbyshire,

Oxfordshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services (OCVYS) have had £8000 cut from their Local Authority grant for providing support to frontline youth organisations in Oxfordshire, which was used for communicating with the sector on behalf of the local authority.

City YMCA will be closing its largest hostel in the City of London in September 2012,  which could reduce the charity’s reach by 43 per cent and leave 250 young people in need of rehousing.

BXL Services, the Education Business Partnership for Birmingham and Solihull, has gone into administration because of a pensions deficit and a loss of service-delivery contracts. The education and training charity runs work-related programmes in schools and arranges work experience placements for students. and supports about 20,000 young people each year.

Young people in Derbyshire have held a rally and march in Chesterfield over the future of the county’s youth services, where the council wants to close 29 youth centres, with more than 150 youth workers at risk of losing their jobs.


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