Thursday, 17 November 2011

Get Connected, charity aimed at helping young people who feel that they have nowhere else to turn

As an MP I receive a lot of correspondence from young people in Haslingden and Hyndburn concerned about the future and about the way things are going in their lives.

It is currently one of the toughest times it has been to be young in recent memory. On top of the problems young people face, youth unemployment this week rose to 1.02million.

That is why I want to promote Get Connected, a charity aimed at helping young people who feel that they have nowhere else to turn. They help young people through difficult times and provide support and advice when things look bleak.

They run a free and confidential phone line as well as a web chat and text service for anyone aged up to 25 years old. You can talk to them about any issue.

Their phone line is open from 1pm to 11pm every day on 0808808 4994, you can text them on 80849 or you can visit their website at www.getconnected.org.uk.