I am a Youth and Childrens Pastor working in a town which is ranked in the top 10% deprived areas in the country.
Our government has turned its back on the youth and is spending less and less each year on supporting those in need.
I am running a place which is designed to get young people off the streets and in to a safe environment where they can have fun and hang out with friends. This will reduce the anti social behaviour in and around the town centre.
This project is run by a free church and has a Christian ethos but does not push any religious beliefs on the young people.
Our aim is to provide a 'safe space' and invest in our youth which will be the leaders in the future.