Brighton Pride returns to the city this August and the Brighton & Hove Youth Collective will again be providing a team of trained youth workers to look out for young people at the party in Preston Park. In 2017, over 300,000 people gathered in the city for the Pride parade and party, many of these young people looking to join in the annual celebration of the LGBTU+ community.
This year, TDC will run a Youth Welfare tent throughout the Pride party. This tent will provide refuge for any young person in distress – trained Youth workers from the Brighton and Hove Youth Collective will be on hand alongside the TDC team to help and support any young person in need.
Adam Muirhead, TDC Projects Manager for youth work, will be co-ordinating Pride Youth Welfare again this year. Adam said “We’re really happy to be at Pride Festival this year, making sure young people have the maximum fun without it becoming unsafe through alcohol, substance misuse, sex or sunshine. The Police, Council and Pride Team themselves have all been fantastic at recognising this need and bringing our team of dedicated youth work professionals on board to help make it another hugely successful festival.”
The Tent will be positioned just outside of the border to the party at Preston Park. The youth team will be based there both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, wearing official Brighton pride festival t-shirts. They will be on the lookout for any young person who looks like they may be in need of assistance. Free condoms, water, snacks, sun cream and sick bags will be available and the team will also be able to help young people make contact with friends and family members to ensure they get home safely.
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