I cannot stress the importance of detached youth work. I am sad that this important role has been lost and I feel society has become a lot shallower because of it.
Issues and concerns surrounding isolation, access to good public transport, deprivation and resilience, along with caring responsibilities become evident through the “one to one” listening’s with young people on street corners, bars, café’s, wherever.
A real sense of the challenges that young people face on a day to day basis has been grasped by wandering the streets of Cornwall and meeting them where they are at. They are “hard to reach” and when found provide examples of inequality. i.e. disability, poverty, education. These are all being witnessed first-hand.