The Council developed a Youth Strategy, using feedback from young people in the district. The strategy endeavours to ensure that young people in East Cambridgeshire are engaged and contributing to local decisions that may affect them so that they are connected, healthy, safe, respected and are aware of the support and resources available to them to maximise their potential.
The strategy's objectives are to:
- Empower young people by giving them a voice
- Understand the issues faced, needs, aspirations and desires of local young people
- Involve young people in effective and appropriate pathways in decision making processes
- Promote the resources and support available to young people
- Recognise the skills, knowledge and resources available throughout the district and work together to improve the lives of local young people
East Cambs Youth Strategy
The pages below have been developed to signpost young people, families and anybody that works with or supports young people to youth services, resources and support in East Cambridgeshire.
Engagement means sharing your thoughts about where you live, study, and how you spend your free time, and is a really good way to make sure that the Council can continue to make East Cambridgeshire a positive, safe and nice place to live. It is also a way to share ideas with the Council and other Agencies on what you would like to see in your area, or if there is anything you would like to change.
Questions about buses? How to travel around East Cambs on the train? Are you interested in cycling and looking for safe routes to walk or ride?
Do you have questions about your health? How can you find mental health support? Are you looking for advice on staying fit and healthy?
Spaces and activities
Do you enjoy going outside? Are you looking for places to play, or hang out? Are you looking for a youth club to attend?
Do you feel safe in East Cambs? Do you know what to do if you have a concern? How do you report a crime? Are you worried about bullying, cyber crime, knife crime, or drugs, and need advice?
Education and work
Are you looking at career options? Need to know more about apprenticeships and jobs? Would you like some work experience and don't know where to start?