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Local charity Inspire Youth Zone is to provide free healthy prepared meals for struggling families across Chorley during the latest lockdown. The charity, based in Chorley town centre, has extended its services to provide free meals to families. It has made many adaptions since the pandemic began to ensure it can continue to provide crucial support to children and young people. Inspire’s ‘takeaway service’ will be available for pre-organised collection to all families in the community who are finding the current situation especially difficult and no referral is required. Chief Executive Janine Blythe said: “At the heart of everything we do are the thousands of children and young people who access our services each year. “We have already seen a huge rise from both young people and their families who have been struggling since the pandemic began and we are determined as a charity to do all we can to reduce the strain and pressure the latest lockdown will bring. We would urge anyone who feels their family needs extra support to get in touch.” The provision of free meals follows a number of new initiatives Inspire Youth Zone has introduced during the pandemic including the distribution of over £6,000 worth of food vouchers to school children during December alone and providing over 1,200 bags of personalised shopping to shielding Chorley residents in the Summer. In addition to the re-introduction of free meals, Inspire Youth Zone has also relaunched their ‘Young Person’s Crisis Helpline’ immediately after Monday’s Prime Ministers announcement, to ensure the towns young people could access a friendly voice for those who need extra help and support. Head of Youth Work, Ryan Powell, said: “Many young people have had their lives turned upside down due to coronavirus. In addition to food poverty, there has been a steep rise in anxiety, depression and isolation in young people and our incredible team of youth workers have been working tirelessly to help young people who are finding today’s challenges hard to cope with. “Alongside meals and a crisis helpline, we will be providing a host of fun and engaging activities across social media through ‘Youth Zone at Home’, a virtual service we created in response to the first national lockdown to combat loneliness and isolation for all children and young people.” To arrange an appointment for free meal collection email Cafe@inspireyouthzone.org with your name and phone number and the team will arrange a call back. If you’re a young person who would like to speak confidentially to a Youth Worker through their helpline you can text 07984 357293.

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About Chorley Youth Zone

ABOUT CHORLEY YOUTH ZONE

Chorley Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Inspire’, is a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities. The Youth Zone is located on Chapel Street, and officially opened on Saturday 5th May 2018 – Come and see us today! 

Based upon OnSide Youth Zones 21st Century Youth Facility Model, young people from across Chorley now have access to fantastic facilities for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit. The Youth Zone provides a fun and safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and will enable young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.

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  • Anne Marie Gaskell
    "I cannot wait for the Youth Zone to open, especially to see my own and other young people’s creativity come to life. This is a great chance for all our ideas to be heard." Anne Marie Gaskell
  • Councillor Bradley
    “People have been telling us that our young people need somewhere to go where they can enjoy their spare time and to help them fulfil their potential, this Youth Zone would deliver something exciting for all young people across Chorley. By working together we could create a top class facility, giving our young people somewhere they could be proud of.” Chorley Council Leader, Alistair Bradley
  • Andrew Turner
    "The young people of Chorley deserve an OnSide Youth Zone which will give them a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, and we are on the road to making that dream a reality.” Chairman of Chorley Youth Zone, Andrew Turner