Youth Scotland Impact Report 2020/21

The difference we made in a year of lockdown.

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Youth Scotland’s Impact Report 2020/21

[Youth Scotland] brought much needed support, guidance and knowledge to a group of young people who are either waiting for mental health input or not eligible for mental health services for various reasons e.g. addiction. It also upskilled youth workers and parents who are two groups of people who are often left supporting young people when services are unavailable.

Lynsay, Youth Wellbeing Coaching CIC

A year entirely framed by the global Coronavirus pandemic, and the necessary lockdowns, youth work came out of the community and on to our screens, phones and – occasionally – our outdoor spaces.

In a sector heavily dependent on charitable donations, funding and especially invaluable volunteers and their precious time, it might have been easy to imagine a grim future for community-based youth work and its crucial contribution to society.

Instead, 2020-21 was a year where community-based youth work shone. Volunteers and youth workers took to Zoom, Microsoft Teams and a host of other digital platforms.

Young people are often a product of their communities, and Youth Scotland is proud to present an Impact Report where we played our part in supporting young people, their youth groups and their communities to face these unprecedented challenges together.

In the following pages you will read about how Youth Scotland has supported community-based youth work through the four pillars of our strategy, Changing Lives Through Community-Based Youth Work.

Read details of this year like no other in the download below.

You can also find a copy of our full annual report and accounts on our governance page

Youth Scotland Impact Report 2020-2021