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Could you help the Space Youth Bus with opportunities?

The high-tech Space Youth Bus has landed in Burnley. The eye catching bus offers a range of services to young people from the ages of seven to 20.

Funded by the Big Lottery and Cotton Industry War Memorial Trust, the Space Bus is owned and managed by Participation Works North West which is based at the Burnley Arts Centre in Queens Park Road.

The bus, which is kitted out with computers, resources and advice for young people, is at Brent Street on Wednesdays and Burnley Wood on Thursdays from 5-30pm to 9-30pm and Fridays at Queen Street Mill from 6pm to 10pm. These sessions will run up until Friday, February 8th.

Inside the bus there are computers with wifi, Xboxes, PS4s, an iMac, iPad, TV/DVD and lots of games and resources for young people, aged between six and 20 years old, to use.  Staff are also on hand to offer advice and support on a range of topics and issues including homework, CVs, job applications and emotional health and wellbeing.

They are now delivering targeted career support for young people age 14 -20 on Tuesday evenings. If you have apprenticeship/job opportunities/career events and information, please do get in touch:

Lynne Blackburn or Abdul Haleem on 01282 411182 or lynneblackburn@me.com or abdulhaleem@me.com