SAVE Ealing/Southall Young Adult Centre

The Young Adult Centre (YAC) has been a safe space, local venue and community to many young people in Ealing for years, yet now the centre is at risk of permanent closure with Ealing Council planning next steps to demolish and redevelop the site for housing.

The centre is a community asset, community space that is well centred, accessible and equipped that could offer affordable space for many voluntary sector groups when space is already limited for community groups in the Southall/Greenford areas. With the right approach and backing, the Young Adult Centre has the option to become a centre of activity that will influence generations to come.

sign the petition here

Southall is among the twenty percent most deprived wards in England, and services like youth centres prove vital in keeping children off the streets and reducing local crime rates, through increased social interaction with others, and providing a space to widen interaction with other people and cultures. With only three purpose-built youth centres in the entire borough, the closure would result in an already deprived demographic suffering more deprivation.

Young Ealing Champions is a committee of young people, supported by the Young Ealing Foundation, who represent the diverse voice of young people in the London borough of Ealing. They are leading a campaign to save the YAC from closure, but need your help!

sign the petition here

They have currently gathered over 900 signatures on their petition to Ealing Council (which is a fantastic start), but in order for the issue to be debated at a full Council meeting, they need to hit the 1.500 mark.

We would really appreciate it if you could please sign the petition here and share amongst your networks in Ealing.

Together, we can #SaveTheYAC.

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