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Tony boards Wythenshawe youth bus

Tony and MP Paul Goggins with the young people and N-gage youth workers

A Manchester-based charity has been working with young people across the city to help keep them off the streets and out of trouble.

Tony Lloyd and Paul Goggins, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, boarded the N-Gage youth bus in Wythenshawe on Friday night (30 August) to see the project first hand and speak to the young people who have been involved in the project.

The bus is staffed by N-gage youth workers, working with local police in areas of South Manchester that have suffered with antisocial behaviour.

“It was valuable to see some of the really useful work N-gage have been doing with young people across the city,” said Tony.

“The team goes out to engage with young people and doesn’t wait for the young people to come to them. It was clear on Friday that the relationship between the young people in Wythenshawe and the project staff is a good and trusting one. It’s better for our young people and our communities that they are involved in something constructive rather than doing nothing and potentially getting into mischief.”

N-Gage runs a number of project across the city, giving young people at risk of educational or social exclusion opportunities and skills to achieve their full potential. To find out more about the work they watch the video below and visit their website

 

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