Youth Survey 2019

GFirst LEP is today publishing the results of a major survey of young people.

Over 5,000 young people aged 14 to 25 from across the county answered questions to find out what they think about Gloucestershire and what should be done to create the kind of county they want to live in, now and in the future. The survey forms a key part of the evidence base for the county’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy – putting the views of the county’s young people at the heart of plans to improve the economy of Gloucestershire for the next decade and beyond.

The survey was conducted by Young Gloucestershire and The Participation People, working with schools, colleges, universities, community groups and others to reach a wide cross-section of young people across the county. It is the only one of its kind to have been done by a LEP to inform its Local Industrial Strategy.

David Owen, Chief Executive of GFirst LEP said:

“We are delighted to share the findings of our youth survey, which is the biggest of its kind ever undertaken in Gloucestershire. Young people are telling us that Gloucestershire’s special environment is important to them, that we should be doing all we can to protect and preserve it for the future, at the same time as keeping our communities safe, providing jobs, careers, things to do and a public transport system that works for them. We have reflected the findings in our draft Local Industrial Strategy, which we are seeking views on until 31st October, aiming for an agreed strategy with Government in the spring. This will influence how we invest to create a prosperous, productive Gloucestershire that attracts talent and supports all its residents to thrive.” 

If you would like to read more about the findings of the Youth Survery please click here. 

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