Prince Edward visits youth centre in Islington
- Credit: Islington Council
Prince Edward was in Islington last week to meet Lift Youth Hub workers and thank the council-run team for its efforts.
The Earl of Wessex was at the centre in White Lion Street last Wednesday (September 15) to hear about the services provided to young people.
Lift Youth Hub offers education, careers, safeguarding and recreation support, and the Prince also met young people taking the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
The prince heard from mayor of Islington Cllr Troy Gallagher, Cllr Michelline Ngongo, the executive member for children, and Curtis Ashton, director of Young Islington, as well as youth workers who offer career advice in one-to-one support sessions.
Cllr Michelline Ngongo said: “It was such an honour to welcome the Earl of Wessex to Islington and be given the opportunity to show him some of the fantastic work that goes on at Lift Youth Hub, to give our young people the best start in life.
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“We have consistently invested in youth services while many other councils have cut back, and His Royal Highness got a real insight into the importance and effectiveness of the work we do.
“It was important also for him to meet the parents of the Love and Loss support group and see the short film they have made, which is being shown in supportive settings in secondary schools to encourage young people to consider the devastating consequences of picking up a knife.”
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