Young people in Salford are looking to the future as the city celebrates National Youth Work week (2 November to 8 November).
Salford City Council’s youth service, which works with more than 400 young people each week, will be running projects on the skills employers are looking for such as communication and team-work and staying positive and being hopeful as part of the week’s celebrations.
The team has had to move much of its work online because of the pandemic but has continued to work with more than 400 young people every week.
The work ranges from fun activities to help young people develop self-confidence and learn new skills, through art, music, sport and projects such as learning to refurbish bikes to supporting them with school attendance and behaviour difficulties or involvement in anti-social behaviour or crime.
Youth workers also support young mums and dads and young people who are LGBTQ and have helped young people give back to their communities during the pandemic by assisting food banks, delivering food parcels and promoting acts of kindness. They also support the Youth MP, Youth Mayor and Youth Council which campaign for action on issues which matter to young people.
Deputy City Mayor Councillor John Merry said: “It has been a tough year for young people, but our youth service has done incredible work in supporting them in a range of different ways. I’m very proud of them.”