*Labour in Government will rebuild our youth services. The Tories have failed young people slashing £1 billion from youth services since 2010 and leaving gaping holes where there used to be clubs and support. They’ve closed 750 youth centres and cut more than 14,000 youth and community jobs.
Too many young people have nowhere to go, nothing to do and no one to help them with their problems. At the same time, knife crime is soaring and young people are affected by mental ill-health, loneliness and homelessness more and more each day.
Our young people deserve much better than this. They deserve a Labour Government that will invest in them and their future. Labour will do things very differently. “Only Young Once” is our bold vision for rebuilding youth services across the whole country.
Labour will match the ambition of our young people with the money and resources needed to put support back into our communities. We’ll invest in a new youth service, across Britain, built for and by young people. We will recruit and train the skilled and caring youth workers we need.*