18 January 2017

Council consults on planned changes to youth services

Public consultation has started on proposals by Brighton & Hove City Council to change the city’s youth services offered by the council and by local voluntary organisations.

Due to reductions in funding from the government and increased demand for services the council has to make savings of £51m over the next three years.

As part of the consultation process the council wants to encourage as many young people in the city as possible to respond to an online questionnaire and help shape the future of the service.

The consultation lists a number of services that would be affected if the budget proposals are agreed. Some of these are provided by the council, while others are provided by the local community and voluntary sector.

The questions on the portal are designed to gain young people’s views about the overall service and the individual parts offered by the council and by voluntary organisations.

All responses will be shared with councillors ahead of the council's budget meeting on Thursday 23 February.

If you are aged 24 or younger please visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/youth-survey-2017  to get involved in the consultation.

Parents, carers and other stakeholders in the services affected by these proposals are invited to visit the online survey via the weblink above and then provide their feedback via a separate email address - YouthService2017@brighton-hove.gov.uk - that will allow open responses.

The consultation closes on Sunday 12 February.