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Key issues aired at Blackpool youth summit

Some of the panel at the Blackpool Youth Summit
Some of the panel at the Blackpool Youth Summit
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Blackpool Youth Council held its annual youth summit at Blackpool and the Fylde College University Centre before a group of more than 50 people.

The audience got an insight into the top three issues for young people in Blackpool, as determined by the recent Make Your Mark ballot in late 2017.

There was also a question and answer session relating to mental health, a curriculum for life and work experience hubs for 11 to 18-year-olds.

The discussions on mental health focused on the current provision of services available for young people and the work organisations like HeadStart are doing in order to expand and improve the services available despite a funding shortfall.