young people

Billions could be saved by improving children's health, says Chief Medical Officer

  • Report on children’s health makes strong case for change as data shows five excess child deaths per day in UK compared to Sweden
  • Billions could be saved by investing in young people

Much more needs to be done to improve UK children’s health, and acting early will save taxpayers’ money, the Chief Medical Officer has said in a frank assessment of the state of the...

New online support service for young people announced on World Mental Health Day

Thousands of children and young people will be able to access an online advice service for support dealing with issues such as depression and anxiety as a result of a £500,000 government investment.

Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd has awarded funding to children’s charity MindFull , a new service which gives vulnerable young people access to counselling support services wherever...

Council highlights work opportunities for young people with special needs

A scrutiny panel is being told that young people with special needs are getting a helping hand to prepare for work.

A wide range of initiatives are going on in Plymouth across the city to give young people a taste for work and special attention is being given to those who have disabilities and need appropriate opportunities.

A city wide review was carried out after the Growth...

1000 Club for young people reaches work experience milestone

A club designed to help young people get valuable work experience has smashed its own targets.

The 1000 Club has now opened up the doors of opportunity to 1,028 young people. The club was set up specially to give young people a taste of work – either through work experience, graduate internships, apprenticeships and jobs – full or part-time.

And so far, 285 full-time jobs have...

Tony Hogg backs 'Dreamscheme' project for young people

Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Tony Hogg is backing the 'Dreamscheme' project which encourages youngsters to play a major part in transforming their local community.

One of the most successful examples is in the Eggbuckland area of Plymouth which had experienced significant problems with anti-social behaviour leading to the imposition of a dispersal order....

Young people urged to be Fearless in the face of crime

Young people in Plymouth are being urged to become fearless in the fight against crime following the launch of a new service for the city. is a website from the independent charity Crimestoppers where young people can get information about crimes that affect them.

It also gives them the opportunity to pass on information about crime totally anonymously and it is...

Get active this summer with Sportivate

If you're aged between 14 and 25 and looking for a new way to get active, check out Plymouth City Council's latest Sportivate programme.

Organised by the Council’s sports development unit and funded through Sport England, the programme gives young people six weeks of high quality sports coaching for just £6 – that’s an amazing £1 per week.

There are 19 exciting activities to...

Fire crews engage young people in Road Awareness Week

Fire and rescue services across the country will be taking part in National Road Safety Week from 6-12 May.

Crews will be engaging with people in their local area, passing on key road safety messages with the aim of trying to reduce the number of children and young people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Dave Etheridge, CFOA Lead for Road Safety said: “I am delighted...

Theatre Royal to inspire disabled young people with drama

Splashing in water and smelling flowers is all part of a unique, interactive performance coming to Plymouth specifically designed for young people with profound disabilities. The Theatre Royal and Plymouth City Council have teamed up with Nottingham Playhouse to bring the production ‘White Peacock’ to the city – a story of Sam’s long summer break from school, and the adventures that await him...

Radiant's first exhibition, curated by young people

Radiant Art Gallery, Derrys Cross
Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 18:00 to Friday, October 10, 2014 - 18:00

Eleven young people from across the city are welcoming the public to an exhibition of work from British and International artists at Radiant Gallery on Derrys Cross this month.

Tuesday 19th August will be the first in a series of five “r[eff]uge” exhibitions from Effervescent, the social enterprise that recently converted an old bank into Radiant: a cultural laboratory and tea room.

Effervescent is an arts lab, which works across art forms to create extraordinary projects.

r[eff]uge is a curating project supported by Arts Council England, BIG Lottery and Plymouth...