Help at hand for young people in Chorley

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Young people from the Chorley and South Ribble area who are not in employment, education or training are being invited to an event to find out about the options available to them.

The Fresh 13 event gets under way at 3pm and will finish at 6pm on Tuesday, January 15 .

It is being organised by Lancashire County Council's young people's service and is taking place at The Arts Partnership, Railway Street in Chorley.

The activities are aimed at young people between the age of 16 and 19 who are currently not in employment, education or training, or who have finished school or college and are still unsure what to do next.

During the afternoon, they will get the opportunity to walk around and chat to people representing all the different options available to them in order to take their next steps in life.

Various organisations will be on hand to provide information, advice and support including: North Lancs Training Group, Runshaw Training, Rathbone Training, Future Horizons, Princes Trust, Age UK, CSV Media, Groundwork, Preston College and the Skills Training Academy.

County councillor Mark Perks, cabinet member for young people, said: “As well as representatives from a range of local organisations, plenty of young people's workers will also be available to help with any queries and to offer professional information, advice and guidance.

“Young people will also be able to find out about local youth clubs and activities and how they can get involved.”

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