Young People Services
Action in rural Sussex has worked for many years with young people on the issues that affect them. We see young people as a key to the future of rural communities, but they experience poor access to services and we feel their needs that are best met locally. We work with others to help young people develop the talents and confidence to fully participate in the world around them.
Issues for Young People in rural areas
Young people are currently facing many challenges, and in rural areas these can be acute: finding work locally, achieving at school, family troubles, finding somewhere affordable to live, lack of access to transport, poor access to services and support. We particularly work on health and wellbeing issues with rural young people. helping them to access support that those in more urban areas can sometimes take for granted.
How we can help
Our mobile health project, Your Bus Your Call, was initally set up under the Lottery Healthy Living Centre programme, and continues to provide assertive outreach work to young people living rurally. We work on all aspects of health promotion, in groups and individually. We also try to play a role in reducing tensions between generations and the experience of anti-social behaviour rurally.
We also provide support to volunteers, councils and groups across rural Sussex to help establish new programmes and projects for and with young people, providing training, information and advice as well as one-to-one support for activity leaders and local organisations.
To find out how we can help children and young people in your community, please contact
Liz Allsobrook - Senior Development Officer
Tel: (01273) 407315 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org