Cutting vital lifeline for young people

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THE Connexions service which helps hundreds of young people in Hastings is being scrapped.

In one breath the Coalition says that unemployment for 16 to 25-year-olds is at an all-time low, in the next it takes away the very help they need. Somewhat contradictory in terms don’t you think?

Not all these young people have means, support and encouragement to find employment.

If you want people to find jobs, you have to give them access to services, skills training and support.

Pretty tough living off £65 a week - contrary to what the Government would like to believe.

I am sure, given the help and support, these people could find jobs and better their standard of living.

Cutting these services, is like cutting your nose off to spite your face.

Oh, and by the way, what happens to the people that will also be unemployed as a result?

JO WIGMORE

Chambers Crescent