GE2024: UK Youth responds to Liberal Democrat manifesto

10 June 2024

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National youth work charity UK Youth has welcomed the Liberal Democrats’ commitment to investing in youth services.

Among the many pledges in the party’s newly published manifesto, For a Fair Deal, ahead of the general election on July 4, the LibDems have vowed to:

Jacob Diggle, UK Youth chief impact officer.

Jacob Diggle, UK Youth chief impact officer, said: “We welcome the LibDem manifesto commitment to increasing investment in youth services and supporting collaboration between the professionals who work with young people.

“Evidence shows youth work reduces pressure on public services in the short-term. It also shows young people who receive youth work become happier, healthier and wealthier adults compared with those who didn’t receive support. The next Government cannot afford to ignore young people and youth work.”

Election calls

Ahead of the forthcoming General Election, UK Youth is urging all political parties to: 

About UK Youth

UK Youth is a leading charity with a vision that all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. With an open network of more than 8,000 youth organisations and nation partners; UK Youth reaches more than four million young people across the UK and is focused on unlocking youth work as the catalyst of change that is needed now more than ever. To find out more, visit ukyouth.org 

UK Youth is involved in a range of programmes designed to help young people thrive, such as outdoor learning, physical literacy, social action and employability, including Hatch, a youth employability programme run in partnership with KFC. For more on UK Youth’s programmes, see ukyouth.org/what-we-do/programmes

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