The Youth Zone in Warrington will become home to Warrington Youth Club (est. 1952), an existing well-respected youth charity, who currently operate their main club from smaller rented facilities on the outskirts of Warrington, four nights a week.
This new facility will give all young people, right across Warrington a place to call their own, a state-of-the-art, 21st century youth facility, a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time away from the pressures of home and school.
We believe every young person is unique and has a genius waiting to be discovered.
Nick Hopkinson MBE
There is a marked difference in prosperity and the quality of life between the inner wards and affluent outer suburbs and villages. Twenty neighbourhoods, concentrated around the town centre and home to around 35,600 residents, are amongst the most deprived areas in the UK. Within these wards there are acute problems relating to educational attainment, crime and child poverty. Over 5,000 children live in poverty.
The use of drugs and alcohol amongst young people is well above the national average with hospital admissions for alcohol misuse by young people of 52 per 100,000 – 22% higher than the national average – and 119 per 100,000 for substance misuse – 57% higher than the national average. Obesity amongst Year 6 pupils is also a concern with 18.7% of Year 6 pupils classed as obese.
OnSide is extremely grateful to our wonderful supporters, without whom our Youth Zones simply would not be in existence.
Founder Patrons are key to the success of a Youth Zone. Becoming a Founder Patron of Warrington Youth Zone is your chance to be part of the Youth Zone story.
Your pledge of consistent support is critical to the success of Warrington Youth Zone.
The select group of Founder Patrons is made up with the great and good from Warrington, community leaders whose endorsement and generous support will encourage others to follow.
Tel: 01204 362128
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