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Young people invited to have their say about lockdown

Posted by on 30 June 2020 | Comments

To help identify what support may be necessary in future, young people living in East Suffolk are invited to take part in a survey about how they have been affected by Covid-19.

Responses to this survey, launched by East Suffolk Youth Voice, will be used to help identify what support might be needed for young people as lockdown restrictions are eased, or if a similar situation was to happen again.

Cllr Letitia Smith, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism said: “The restrictions have been difficult for many people however our young people have been particularly affected through school and college closures, uncertainty about their future career or education pathways and missing out on vital social activity. We want to find out how young people are feeling so we can help ensure the necessary support is available.”

Take part in the survey

Youth Voice, also known as the East Suffolk Youth Forum, was established earlier this year and gives young people the opportunity to raise issues directly with East Suffolk Council. This can currently be done by emailing communities@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

The survey closes on Friday 24 July and the findings will be made available in time for the start of the new school year in September.

Find out more about Youth Voice.