Plans announced to shake up Liverpool's youth services

Plans have been announced to give young people more control over youth activities in Liverpool.

The idea is part of a proposed shake up in the city that would allow youth services to make decisions at a local level.

Changes would include saving money by reassessing staff structures and including more outreach and 'street-based' activities.

The strategy will be presented to the city council on 1 April.

The new changes were planned following discussions with young adults, youth service providers and the wider community.

Currently youth services give more resources to highly populated areas but the new plan seeks to give equal funding to deprived places.

As a part of the revamp youth activity zones will allow young people to have a say in the types of activities available to them and when and where they would take place.

Alison Stathers-Tracey, assistant director for the youth service, said: "The key is to make sure we are providing the right activities, in the right place, at the right time, and they are things that young people really want to take part in."

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