On Friday 30th August Greater Manchester Police Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and Paul Goggins, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, boarded the N-Gage youth bus in Wythenshawe to see the project first hand and speak to the young people who have been attending.
“It was valuable to see some of the really useful work N-Gage have been doing with young people across the city,” said Tony.
“The team goes out to engage with young people and doesn’t wait for the young people to come to them. It was clear on Friday that the relationship between the young people in Wythenshawe and the project staff is a good and trusting one. It’s better for our young people and our communities that they are involved in something constructive rather than doing nothing and potentially getting into mischief.”
Catalyst Project Manager Rachel Holmes said, “We were very pleased that Paul and Tony were able to come down and meet the young people we have been working with. We’ve been coming to the Royal Oak estate for almost 2 years and have seen many young people address their behavior and have supported them in taking up available opportunities.”
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