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What now for young adults? Online event this week

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FROME Edventure is hosting an online event for  young adults this week. The aim is to work with young people in Frome to design a response to the pandemic based on what they want and need right now.

The event, entitled “What Now,” will be hosted by Neil Oliver and take place on Thursday 4th June at 11.30am-1.00pm.

Frome Edventure say, “The pandemic is having a profound impact on young adults in our community. How can we best support young people in Frome right now?

-1 in 3 18-24 year olds, are earning less than they were pre-lockdown*

-10% have lost their jobs altogether (the highest figure of all age groups)*

-3/4 of young people are feeling more anxious and have amplified feelings of low self esteem and poor well being.

-2/3 of the same group are feeling more lonely, compared to 1/5 of 65-74 year olds.

“Add to this the pessimistic projections for the economy and jobs, and we have a toxic mix of factors that could blight the prospects of young people for a generation.

 

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