Youthact! Project in
High Peak

Buxton 4 Youth

Danielle, Holly, Laura and Sarah care campigning to extend opening hours at their local hospital.

Project started: May 2006

Their nearest cottage hospital is open on weekdays from 8am - 8pm and closed at weekends. The next nearest hospital is an hour and a half away by car.

They have all had experience of people having to make the long journey to the nearest hospital out of hours after accidents in the home. Now they have decided to take action.

They are going to campaign to have the hospital open all the time. Their first steps are going to involve contacting local politicians and devising a media campaign to generate interest and support for their campaign.

Watch this space to see how their campaign unfolds!

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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