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Young People Friendly Neighbourhoods (YPFN) is a major new
programme funded by the Department for Education that will give
young people aged 11 - 19 the chance to shape and run youth
services with local residents in their communities.
Representing an innovative whole-community approach to youth
services, YPFN is coordinated nationally by Groundwork UK
in partnership with
Housing, FPM and
Between now and March 2013, YPFN will work with up to 1,700 young
people from 20 housing estates across England where youth nuisance
and anti social behaviour have been identified as significant
problems, to design and deliver tailored activities that respond to
the needs and priorities of their community.
Building on local partnerships with housing providers, residents,
local authorities and other community partners, young people will
help run and partly own local youth services, including youth-led
mutuals, while also benefitting from learning, skills development
and employment opportunities.
Young people with particularly complex needs will also be
provided with specialist targeted advice and counselling on a broad
range of issues including teenage pregnancy and drug and alcohol
The impact of YPFN will be evaluated by The University of
Salford and ARCS Ltd.
YPFN is coordinated by a national partnership of Groundwork UK, Sanctuary Housing, FPM and Youth Access. Click here to read more about each partner.
We'll be blogging updates as YPFN progresses. Click here to keep up to date!
We work alongside communities, public bodies, private companies and voluntary sector organisations.
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Helping young people change the world one
neighbourhood at a time.