A message to young people:
We’re the Wirral Youth Collective: a group of local youth clubs and providers working together to focus on how services for young people will look in the future.
We want to thank you for everything you’ve done so far to help reduce the risk of coronavirus. By staying home and acting on the advice of the Government, you have helped to protect families across Wirral and beyond.
Coronavirus hasn’t gone away, and we all need to continue to stay alert and follow social distancing guidelines. We’re over the moon that the Government has said we can begin to open our doors to you, and we’ll do this gradually over the next couple of months to ensure it’s as safe as possible for you to return. Watch this space for more details!
We’ve been keeping busy while our doors have been closed. Many of us have been developing online activities you can still access, so please check out your local youth club to see what is on offer to you. We’ve also teamed up as a group of youth providers, during lockdown – to grow the future opportunities available to you and help make youth provision in Wirral even better. This video from two young people who are Wirral members of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament shows how young people in Wirral can access activities and get some additional support at the moment.
Please keep up the good work staying safe, alert, and social distancing.
We miss you and can’t wait to see you again.Wirral Youth Collective
The Wirral Youth Collective includes a number of local youth providers – including Wirral Council, The Hive, Edsential, Barnstondale, Koala North West, and the Carrbridge Centre.
Cllr Tom Usher, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, said:
“Our youth service has done its best to reduce the effects of isolation on young people as much as we can during the pandemic – providing online get-togethers, someone to talk to, and virtual activities to help keep them occupied.
“By bringing together as many other local youth providers across Wirral as possible, we hope to offer more to young people and support their sense of community further.”