Pop-up youth clubs planned for Aldridge

Last updated: 24/05/2013 15:50:25

Pop-up youth clubs are set to be staged as part of a plan to change how young people are helped in Aldridge.

Different venues could be used along with a mobile van as part of the proposals drawn-up by Walsall Council.

Out-reach workers who will go out into the community to work with young people will also continue to operate as the team move from their Aldridge Manor base in Little Aston Road.

Cllr Rachel Andrew, portfolio holder for children’s services in the Walsall Council coalition, said: “Youth work has always been about people working with young people on activities to give them a brighter future.

“We’re making a pledge that this will continue in Aldridge but where it will happen will change.

"It is important for young people to have access to activities and services and sometimes we focus too much on buildings rather than making sure we're reaching young people where they are. That means delivering a more flexible service to young people in the places that they're most comfortable."

“We’ve been talking with the young people about what the proposals are and they’ve been fine with it which is good to hear.”

The decision to move from Aldridge Manor was taken as part of a review of property by Walsall Council’s cabinet more than 12 months ago to help save costs.

 

The details of the plan for Aldridge are being finalised with the building to be put on the market.

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