You can help us improve the advice we provide to young people in Redbridge.
At Citizens Advice Redbridge we are looking for young people (aged 16-25) to join our Youth Forum. As a member you will help advise, shape and implement the ways we provide advice and support for young people. You will learn more about young peoples’ rights and help us to deliver advice, information and support.
We think the best advice service for young people is one developed by young people.
The Forum will help our staff make key decisions about how our advice service can best meet the needs of young people. Together, we will explore ideas to improve it, giving you a chance to workshop ideas and give feedback.
In a typical year young people under 25 experience around 5 million civil legal problems.
Compared to other age groups, young adults are more likely to have social welfare problems related to debt, employment, rented housing and welfare benefits. The vast majority of these affect people with disadvantages or vulnerabilities – such as being a lone parent, a young carer, care leaver, young migrant or suffering from mental health problems.
Although they are often are dealing with multiple problems of greater severity than other groups, young people rarely get access to high quality advice. These problems have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in high youth unemployment and greater numbers of reported mental health problems. There has never been a more important time to work with us, as we try to reach these groups.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us at email@example.com
We hope you get in touch and join us in this opportunity!