Youth services – tell us what you think!

An online survey asking young people across Brighton & Hove to say what youth services they would like, starts today (Friday 15 May).

Brighton & Hove City Council wants to hear direct from young people about what groups, activities or clubs should be provided and where in the city they should be located. 

The survey is for children and young people in Brighton & Hove aged 11 to 19, or up to 25 years with special educational needs. 

The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and ends on 28 June. To give your views via the survey please visit brighton-hove.gov.uk/youth-survey 

The council is working closely with youth organisations across the city to make sure as many young people as possible give their views. 

The feedback from the survey will inform recommendations for future services. These will be considered by the council’s children, young people and skills committee in September.

Committee chair Councillor John Allcock said: “We’re committed to delivering high quality youth services in the city.

“But we can only get this right if we get the views of our young people and act upon what they tell us.

“We want their views not just about the services they received before the Coronavirus lockdown, but also since the lockdown. 

“We want to know how this has impacted on them and how youth services could help them now and in the future. 

“We are also keen to hear from young people who do not currently attend any groups, activities or clubs.”

There will also be online chats young people can join. Contact your local youth or group leader or Tracie James at tracie.james@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you would like to be involved.