At every NFTMO conference our members emphasise that young people are an extremely valuable part of every community. They are our future workforce, leaders, role models, business owners, tenants and landlords. An investment in young people, is an investment in our own future. The government still requires local authorities to 'secure, so far as is reasonably practicable, equality of access for all young people to the positive, preventative and early help they need to improve their well-being. This includes youth work and other services and activities.
As a key provider of community services, It is a high priority for many TMO communities to actively involve young people in local activities and help them to develop a wide range of skills and a sense of citizenship.
We believe that TMOs are well placed to coordinate and deliver provision to local young people within the communities they serve because;
The NFTMO is currently undertaking work to increase and improve youth engagement in the TMO Sector, and to help TMOs have access to the resources and support they need to offer an effective, high quality opportunity to local young people. We want to develop a national network of young people living in TMO Communities.