salford young people

A Salford community group is bidding to get more young people involved in a wide range of activities.

The Eccles Youth Centre will be holding a session every Friday night to encourage youths from the city to come together.

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The club will be offering activities for the young people of Salford to help them to get off the streets.

The organisers, WUU2, will be including work around drugs and alcohol, independent living and issues that focus on younger generations.

Sessions are held around Salford for 11 to 19-year-olds every Friday from 6-8pm.

Salford City Council are funding this project, along with the small fee of £1 that the attendees pay to enter.

Youth services have been dramatically cut across the country which has been linked to a rise in knife crime, according to a parliamentary report.

Funding has been cut to some of the youth services by 91 per cent over the past three years.

This has led to closures of some youth centres, and local groups are now looking at new ways to keep as many open as they can.

Conferences have been held by the Salford Youth Council in the past few weeks about thinking positively about ways to stop knife crime in the region.

They have teamed up the Greater Manchester Police and the Salford Foundation Trust to help educate people on knife crime and how to deal with the effects of knife crime on the surrounding community.

Their Twitter uses the popular hashtag #knifefree to show their support against knife crime.

Salford Youth Council are trying to get local young adults involved with their community, however, with the dramatic cuts to funding, this may be difficult to do in the future.

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