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Greenfield Community and Arts Centre – Encouraging young people to make healthy lifestyle choices

Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives Summary

100 Days: Making sure every child has a place at a good local school

In our report 'Investing in our nation's future: the first 100 days of the next government' we set out what the new government will need to do to secure a bright future for the people of this country.

Oldham: citizenship education forges links to the community

Royton and Crompton School's citizenship education project developed innovative ways to help young people to get more involved in community life and be active citizens. They added practical elements to their citizenship curriculum to achieve positive results for their students.

Leeds: Volunteering in an international programme

‘Change how the story ends' was an exchange programme with 51 young volunteers from eight different countries. Using the exciting environment of a music festival in Leeds, young people had the opportunity to consider how their home country recycles, and to share this with other participants. Background

Lewisham: young people campaigning for a skate park

A core group of six young people, supported by their mum's and various community and local government groups, fought to get a skate park in one of their local parks. They attended many local meetings, overcame strong local opposition and eventually got enough votes to proceed with the planning and development stage.

Knowsley: Our place – improving services for young people

Young people aged 13 to 19 volunteered as members of the Forum in Knowsley to develop the successful £5 million 'OurPlace' project. Supported by the youth service, they have influenced decision makers on the design of the building, the services to be provided, and range of facilities.

Wiltshire: young people influencing transport decisions

Young people in Wiltshire worked with the Council Youth Development Service to organise a Transport Conference to bring together young people, decision makers and local transport providers to identify transport problems and seek solutions. Background

Building Brighter Smiles – Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Faced with very poor oral health in young children and significant inequalities throughout the district, Bradford Metropolitan District Council has prioritised the oral health of young children, including it in its Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Inequalities Action Plan.

Smile4Life – Lancashire and Cumbria

Children in Lancashire and Cumbria have poorer dental health compared to children in other parts of England. The Smile4Life programme was developed in partnership with local authorities to address this problem.

Suffolk Smiles part of the Healthy Child Programme – Suffolk County Council

While oral health in Suffolk is generally good, just over 18 per cent of five-year-olds already have dental decay and in some parts of the county nearly a quarter have one or more decayed teeth.