Lib Dems to double spending on Cornish youth services to over £13 million


 

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Cornwall to over £13 million, to provide young people with the opportunities they deserve and to reduce anti-social behaviour.


Danny Chambers, commented: “Since 2015 we have seen significant cuts to council spending on youth services. Young people in rural areas can often feel cut off which can lead to mental health issues as well as anti-social behaviour.

 

“We need to support young people within our communities and, to do that, it is important we have well-funded youth services. A Liberal Democrat government would build a brighter future by increasing spending by over £7 million a year in Cornwall, meaning better opportunities for our younger generations.”


Current funding allocated for youth services in Cornwall amounted to £6,049,000  in 2017-18. Under a Liberal Democrat government, this would increase by £7,271,691 to a total of £13,320,691.

 

This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services.


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