Info for county’s youth

A WEBSITE aimed at young people in West Sussex has been improved.

The YourSpace West Sussex website has a fresh new look and is now easier to use and provides a single point of contact for services and information for young people, from careers advice and job searches (in partnership with Connexions), to bullying, sexual and health guidance and support, as well as things to do in the county and lists of youth clubs.

Volunteering opportunities are also highlighted on the website. Volunteering looks good on a CV, and can help young people stand out from the crowd when job hunting.

Bloggers and those who want to have their say on issues affecting their communities can do so, on YourSpace. Plus everything young people need to know about the West Sussex Youth Cabinet can be found at the click of a mouse.

The new ‘find’ function allows users to search the whole site in a quick and easy way. Searches can also be refined, making it even easier to find the information needed.

There are also ‘under 18s’ and ‘over 18s’ sections of the website, tailored to the needs of those age groups.

Peter Evans, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “Our flagship young people’s website is now even better for its users and has everything they need to know about what’s on offer to them in West Sussex.

“The new and improved features come after extensive consultation with young people themselves, asking them what they wanted to see on the website.

“Even the colours of the new website were chosen by young people as they didn’t like the old ones. They were kept involved as the website was developed.”

Visit the website at www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk