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Greens will restore London's lost youth services

sian berry youth services victory photoGreen Assembly Member Sian Berry has succeeded in starting to reverse the shocking cuts in funding of youth services in London

Research carried out by Green London Assembly member Sian Berry has revealed the shocking amount by which youth services in London have been cut since 2011 - the cumulative amount adds up to more than £145 million.

Sian has been instrumental in beginning to reverse these cuts.  In February she announced that she had succeeded in persuading Mayor Sadiq Khan to create a £45 million three-year fund to support youth services - see her celebratory Facebook post.

Enfield Greens are committed to restoring the necessary level of funding for youth services in the borough - in order to improve the health and happiness of future generations (not to mention improving the lives of their parents).

Sian's report into cuts in youth services

 londons lost youth services 1Click on the image to read the report

Main findings 2011/12 to 2017/18:

  • At least £39 million has been cut from council youth service budgets across London.
  • Overall, there has been a 44 per cent youth service budget cut, with the average council taking £1.5 million out of youth services over this time.
  • Across 25 councils with like-for-like data, 81 youth centres and major councilsupported youth projects have been cut.
  • Across 22 councils with like-for-like data, 800 youth service full-time posts have gone.
  • At least a further £1.2 million is being cut from 15 councils in 2018/19 budgets.
  • Since 2011, the cumulative amount not spent on services for young people in London is now more than £145 million.

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