Union's FoI reveals scale of youth centre cuts

By Chris Mahony | 03 December 2018

At least 160 youth centres have closed since 2016, a report based on Freedom of Information Act requests by Unison claims.

The union says the figures, based on responses from 101 councils, represent a serious false economy as youth centres help prevent crime, anti-social behaviour and misuse of drink and drugs – all of which result in higher public spending. They also promote education and training, Unison says.

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