The Local Youth Service Experience

  • Bernard Davies


Protection of some open access youth work provision by a minority of councils and by ad hoc forms of support from some lower tier authorities. The emergence of alternative organisational structures such as mutuals and other forms of social enterprise for providing both open access facilities and forms of targeted practice with young people. The search for new sources of funding for youth work—in particular the Lottery, philanthropic bodies and ‘socially responsible’ private businesses.

Further Reading

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  5. Chakelian, Anoosh. 2018. ‘The False Economy of Youth Club Closures: Haringey’s Struggle to Protect Services’. New Statesman. 31 August, pp. 13–14.Google Scholar
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  9. Norris, Pat and Pugh, Carole. 2015. ‘Local Authority Youth Work’, in Bright, Graham (ed). Youth Work: Histories, Policy, Contexts. London: Palgrave, pp. 80–101, 236–251.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Unison. 2014. The Damage: UK Youth Services—How Cuts Are Removing Opportunities for Young People and Damaging Their Lives. London: Unison.Google Scholar
  11. Unison. 2016. The Damage: A Future at Risk—Cuts in Youth Services. London: Unison.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WarkwickshireUK

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