Youth Voices: Improving Access to Support Services

The Trust for Developing Communities (TDC) is facilitating a youth peer-research study into improving ethnically diverse young people’s access to support services in Brighton & Hove. 

TDC have recruited and trained a diverse group of young people to design and deliver this research study as peer researchers, working alongside TDC staff. 

The focus of this study is to gather valuable insights into barriers to access and engagement that ethnically diverse young people aged 13 to 19 might face when seeking help from youth support services in Brighton & Hove. There will also be an emphasis on identifying solutions that can increase awareness, reduce barriers, and increase accessibility by shaping youth support services so they always feel inclusive, and a place ethnically diverse young people would want to go, should they ever need to.

This study is being delivered through two research methods: an anonymous online survey, and a small number of focus groups each with around 2-4 young people.

The anonymous online questionnaire is for ethnically diverse young people aged 13-19 living, studying, or working in Brighton and Hove. This short survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete; and asks questions around awareness of youth support services, what might stop or get in the way of ethnically diverse young people using youth support services and gathers their suggestions for making these services more welcoming and inclusive.

As an expression of our gratitude for their valuable insights, participants have the option to enter a prize draw with a chance to win one of four £25 vouchers. The survey is due to close at 9am on Monday 15th of April.

We are asking parents and caregivers of children aged 13-19 years from ethnically diverse communities to share this online survey with their children. You can read more about the research study in this Information Sheet for Parents & Caregivers. If you are happy to share this survey with your child or children, they can click here to access the survey

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