City’s youth services still offering support through Coronavirus crisis

More than 30 youth groups and organisations across Brighton & Hove are continuing to offer services to support young people through the Coronavirus crisis.

A directory of organisations who have adapted their normal youth offer in light of Coronavirus social distancing guidance is now available on the council’s website at: https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/directory-youth-services

The list includes local charities, community groups, businesses, and the council’s own services for young people.

Councillor John Allcock, chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, is himself a former youth worker. He said:

“Because of Coronavirus and the restrictions in place many young people in the city are feeling the same as many adults in our community at this time - anxious, vulnerable, bored and in some cases lonely.

“I want them and their families to know that support is still available for them via phone, email, text and through virtual options such as Skype and Zoom.

“I’m grateful to all the organisations in our online directory who have re-thought and quickly reorganised the way they can continue to support young people through this very difficult time.”