Generation in need
In recent years, young people have been hit hard by a struggling economy, cuts to vital services, lack of investment in the youth sector and rising inequality.
UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions.
Those with complex needs and from disadvantaged backgrounds face multiple challenges. With the added impact of a global pandemic, young people are having to tackle their education being put on hold, a lack of jobs and prospects, and threats to their mental wellbeing.
Youth work provides some of the vital support in personal and professional development that young people need to navigate an ever-increasing complex world. Youth work uses techniques that foster the kind of self empowerment required to lead a fulfilling life.