Keighley young people give service thumbs-up

Keighley News: Celebrating Connexions Keighley’s success in an online survey are, from left, Barry Cusack, Onkar Singh and James Felton Celebrating Connexions Keighley’s success in an online survey are, from left, Barry Cusack, Onkar Singh and James Felton

A Keighley advice unit has been given the thumbs-up by the young people who use it.

The town’s Connexions Centre has been highly rated by clients – aged from 13 to 25 – in an online survey.

The 100 young people gave “very positive and useful” feedback during the anonymous survey.

Connexions, in Low Street, provides advice on issues such as job-seeking, health and family planning, family and relationships, housing, travel, money and benefits, and volunteering.

During the survey, almost 90 per cent of young people rated the service as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.

Almost 90 per cent of centre users said they would definitely recommend Connex-ions to their friends.

Connexions is managed by Bradford Council’s Youth Service, in conjunction with other organisations.

Youth Service manager, Graham Hutton, said: “The Keighley Connexions Centre offers vital support to young people on a wide range of issues.”

Acting on priorities raised by young people, Connexions has established new family planning and chlamydia screening drop-in sessions on Mondays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

There is also a new debt, benefits and housing advice drop-in on Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm.

E-mail keighleyconnexionscentre@bradford.gov.uk or call 01535 618100 for further information.

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