The BB19 youth bus was launched on the 19th May 2010. The bus will be used for youth work every evening and will be out and about during the day at a variety of Council events.
The bus will be available five nights a week for youth workers and during the day will be used to take crime prevention messages and support out to vulnerable groups in the community.
Police, Fire and Youth Offending services will be able to make use of the bus as well as the council’s benefits, housing, environmental health and sports development teams.
The bus will provide facilities so that the Youth Work Team can work with young people anywhere with or without a youth centre nearby. The mobility of the team means that it can respond easily to reports of anti social behaviour.
The detached youth work project aims to work in remote rural areas with vulnerable young people primarily aged between 11-19. The mobile youth project works with other organisations that work with young people; we signpost or facilitate contact with specialist workers and organisations.
The bus is kitted out with media equipment including computers, a flat screen TV, gaming consoles and DJ equipment.
The purple bus will be used to take advice on sexual health, smoking, drugs, alcohol, bullying and anti-social behaviour to youngsters across Blaby district. The bus will be used for a range of activities including sport and support and discussions around relevant issues.
For more details and information about the BB19 youth bus please contact Samantha Shaker - Youth Development Worker.