A letter signed by sixty five MPs and councillors from across England has been hand-delivered to Downing Street expressing the need for urgent investment in young people.

The letter is explicit in explaining the idea that those from disadvantaged backgrounds in particular were paying a heavy price for austerity and demands that Theresa May uses her last weeks in office to save children’s services. Hundreds of Libraries and youth centres which once thrived, have closed as a result of severe cuts to local government from central government over the last nine years.

The letter comes in response to wider pressure that central government is putting on local councils to deliver these vital services without the adequate funding as a result of cuts.

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