Latest younger people headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

Free school transport lost for 20,000 rural pupils

24 May 2018
More than 20,000 children in rural England have lost access to free school transport, say local authorities. (BBC Online)

'We're staying put' say Dorset Youth Association

21 May 2018
Dorset Youth Association is staying at its Dorchester HQ – unless someone makes an offer which cannot be refused. (Dorset Echo)

'Only gay in village' had target on his back

19 May 2018
Leo Lafferty-Whyte has written a book about the coping mechanisms he has perfected over decades. (Daily Record)

Rural problems. Changing face of countryside

14 May 2018
Rural communities face serious challenges on several fronts – including a lack of affordable housing and young people moving away. (Yorkshire Post)

New youth club opens on bus

12 May 2018
The Highbridge Youth Provision Network is the first of its kind in Sedgemoor and was set up last summer in Somerset. (Weston Mercury)

Young people should be given £10k each – opinion

8 May 2018
In a dystopian vision for our country, it is possible to imagine society breaking down as a result of the growing disparity between rich and poor, between urban and rural. (iNews)

Funding boost for rural youth groups

1 May 2018
Youth Scotland’s bid to ensure every child has the opportunity to attend a youth group in their community has won a £120,000 boost. (Third Force News)

Thousands sign petition against youth service cuts

30 April 2018
Thousands of people have voiced their opposition to staff cuts being planned for the Vale of Glamorgan’s youth service. ( Barry & District News)

Addressing the rural demographic time bomb

19 April 2018
DESPITE EVER increasing connectivity in rural areas, maintaining a young workforce within the rural economy is a growing concern. (Scottish Farmer)

Can lack of youth-orientated activities be overcome?

17 April 2018
Growing up in a rural county can be a wonderful experience, but one major drawback is a lack of youth-orientated activities. (Eastern Daily Press)

Welfare reforms contribute to youth homelessness

16 April 2018
Welfare reforms are contributing to homelessness among 16 to 24-year-olds by affecting their ability to access and sustain housing, a charity has warned. (South Wales Argus)

Parents say children won't be able to get to school

2 April 2018
Anxious parents are concerned there will be no transport to take their children to school when they start in September. (Leicester Mercury)

Rural homelessness spike linked to expensive rents

]29 March 2017
A surge in rural homelessness is being fuelled by unaffordable countryside rents, a charity leader has warned as sweeping law reforms approach. (Bournemouth Echo)

British children being forced into modern slavery

25 March 2018
British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before. (Independent)

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards launch

22 March 2018
There are numerous stories about inspirational young people across Somerset - and now's the time to shout about their achievements. (County Gazette)


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