Government recognises the value of spaces for young people in both rural and urban areas: a place of trust and safety, that provides high quality information, advice and guidance alongside positive activities that can help young people to develop skills, improve wellbeing and participate in their communities.
Local authorities are primarily responsible for allocating public funding to youth services in their area. We believe they are best placed to determine local priorities. The Government has made over £200bn available to local authorities to spend on local services over this Spending Review period.
The Government does not hold data on the impact of access to youth services on young people in rural compared to urban areas.