Giving young people a voice in their local areas
Young people report that they want to be active in their local communities, but they feel there is a lack of facilities that they want, they cost too much or that they feel unwelcome to spend time in these spaces. As well as this they tell us there is too much traffic, there is too much rubbish and that sometimes they don’t feel safe.
We wanted to give young people a voice to make changes in their local communities to overcome these barriers. We have developed ‘RPlace’; a mobile app where they can review their local areas to help empower young people and advocate for their wants and needs to help make changes to the places they live, play and go to school.