Young people in Stockport have been supported with learning opportunities, thanks to funding by the Greater Manchester Police Crime & Commissioner (GMPCC) Youth Aspiration Fund.
Last week, Tony Lloyd GMPCC and Cllr Andy Sorton visited one of Youth Diversionary sessions delivered by Stockport Homes to see how local young people were benefitting.
The sessions are designed to offer young people positive activities, gain new skills and raise aspirations whilst they are out of school.
Since the project began in February, over 200 different young people having taking part in a variety of sessions that have included photography, cookery, baking, filmmaking and sports.
Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd said: “I launched the Youth Aspiration Fund to empower young people and give them the opportunity to develop their confidence and to respect themselves and their communities. It was great to see this come to life in Stockport, giving young people something positive to get involved in while providing them with the tools to make the right choices and look out for themselves and their peers.”
Chair of Stockport Homes’ board, David Wright said, “At Stockport Homes we are always looking at ways to provide more support to young people living in the borough we serve. We are proud to be working with Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner to help fund vital youth work in Stockport.”
The sessions are being delivered by Stockport Homes in partnership with Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth (SAVY) and Life Leisure. Throughout the school holidays, sessions have been delivered in Adswood, Brinnington, Heaton Norris and Offerton.