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Youth Information Hub website launches with competition for budding designers.


The Youth Information Hub launched a new online resource recently and it needs a new logo to complete the website. The team behind the new site are running a competition for young artists and designers who live in Leeds aged 13 – 19. The winning designer will receive £50 in shopping vouchers and the opportunity to work with a member of the Leeds City Council creative services team on one day during October half-term to make their logo a reality.



The competition started on the 22nd September and runs to Friday 17th October. Those wishing to submit an idea or design can click on the competition link at the top of the Youth Information Hub website or email your entry.



Designed in consultation with young people across Leeds, partners across the city have provided information about the services and support they have available for young people to make sure everything is represented.



Councillor Judith Blake, Executive Board Member for Children’s Services said:

“The hub is a fantastic new resource for young people in Leeds, it offers them easy access to a wide range of services and information. We’ve worked with partners from across the city to deliver this and I feel it’s another great example of how we are making Leeds the best city in the UK for our children and young people to grow up in.”



The Youth Information Hub was launched on the 1st September, bringing together a range of information for young people in Leeds. The site was designed in consultation with young people across the city who said they wanted to ‘easily find out what they want to know, when they want it and how they want it.



The website is also a great resource for professionals working with young people to signpost them to help, support and advice. Partners across the city have provided information about the services and support they have available for young people to make sure everything is represented.



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More Information about the Site:

www.leeds.gov.uk/youthinformationhub/




On the site young people, parents/carers and professionals can find the following range of information:



• Want to have your say? Find out how to get involved in decision-making forums like Youth Panels and the Youth Council, and the Have a Voice Council for looked after children and care leavers

• Thinking about the future? Information on learning, training and employment is available through the Leeds Pathways website.

• Want something to do? Activities and events for young people in Leeds, including Breeze

• Need help with Housing? Housing information and support for young people

• Want information about staying healthy? Physical and Sexual Health section has information on smoking, alcohol, healthy diet, exercise, finding a GP and sexual health

• Have questions about mental health? Mental health and emotional wellbeing information and support

• Skills for Life includes eating on a budget, healthy meals, ways to keep-fit for free, debt and money advice, car insurance for young drivers and information on healthy relationships

• Money, budgeting and funding for studying and travel

• How do I get there? Travel and transport, including information about travel passes and permits for young people

• I need some help. Where young people can go for support and advice about a range of problems; including links to national resources like Childline, and ThinkUKnow



As well as being a valuable resource for all children and young people in Leeds, the Youth Information Hub includes some information for specific groups of young people who can receive additional help and/or may have additional needs:

• Are you a Teen Parent? has information about childcare, finances, parenting and support groups, as well as how to get in touch directly with the Teen Pregnancy team to get some help and support.

• Are you a Young Carer? has information about the Willow Young Carers project from Barnardo’s which supports children and young people in Leeds.

• Are you in care or a care leaver? has information about entitlements, support and education, as well as what the Council can do specifically to support these young people.

• Are you a young person with a disability? has a link to the Leeds Local Offer which brings together all services and support available for young people with disabilities, including information about the new Education Health and Care Plans (EHC) and funding.





For further information contact

Dave Glanville, Leeds City Council communications team

David.Glanville@leeds.gov.uk

Tel: 0113 22 43298