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New project gives young people a say in the future of Stockbridge Village

by Gemma Melling

A landlord is appealing for young people in Stockbridge Village who are passionate about making a difference where they live to get involved with its new community project.

ForHousing is running a Community Ambassador Programme (CAP), which will provide ten 11 to 16-year-olds with the opportunity to have a greater say about what goes on in the neighbourhood.

The year-long programme will see you work with Knowsley Youth Mutual to help identify what’s missing from the community, with the opportunity to bring some of your ideas to life.

What are the benefits of taking part?

Those taking part will gain experience in delivering social action programmes, networking and volunteering, and be offered accredited training opportunities.

The young people will also complete a personal development plan and have you volunteer hours recorded and recognised with a certificate on completion, which can help you with future employment and education opportunities.

There will also be the opportunity for two people aged 16 to 25 to be youth mentors on the programme, and the possibility of working towards an accreditation.

Improving lives and opening up new possibilities

Annie MacLean, Community Development Officer at ForHousing explained: “We hope that the programme will help develop some clearer ideas about what younger people want to see in Stockbridge Village so we can continue to invest in the kind of projects that improve lives and open up new possibilities for people.”

This programme is funded by Clarion Futures working in partnership with UK Youth, with ForHousing awarded £10,000 to deliver the programme alongside Knowsley Youth Mutual.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Annie on annie.maclean@forhousing.co.uk or 07872 807955.