Projects based in Merton

Escape >> 
The Escape Youth Group provides summer activities for young people in Merton. In May 2008 six members of the group undertook Youth Act training to see not only how the youth group could develop, but also to see what they would improve in their local community.

We're young carers! Merton Young Carers! >> 
Merton Young Carers started Youth Act training in May 2008, and almost immediately knew what issue they wanted to focus upon. After initial sessions on identifying the needs in the local community, they agreed what was all close to them, was the lack of understanding and knowledge about young carers.

Youth Act training and campaigns are running throughout London. A national Youth Act Train the Trainers programme is also available. Please contact the Youth Act team for more information 020 7566 5033 or email Ade Sofola (

This project is based on the internationally successful Youth Act! programme of street law begun by Street Law Inc in the United States (, which has campaigned to increase provision for homeless people, challenge discrimination and reduce gun crime.

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