Jump to content

Knife crime, mental health and drug abuse will be top of the agenda at a Youth Conference taking place in Salford later this month.

Local News

Housing association Salix Homes and its youth panel Boost4Youth are hosting the event at Buile Hill Park on Monday, August 19 to help raise awareness of some of the real issues that affect young people today.

The agenda has been set by members of the Boost4Youth group, which is made up of a group of Salford teenagers who act as the voice of young people in Salix Homes’ neighbourhoods across Salford.

Jeanette Green, neighbourhood manager at Salix Homes, said:



“We are incredibly proud of our Boost4Youth group who were formed to help us make a difference to the lives of young people living in our communities.

“Some of the topics up for discussion are really hard-hitting from knife crime to sexual exploitation and body image, but these are some of the real concerns facing young people today, which is why our Boost4Youth group felt it was so important to organise this event

“We hope our inaugural Youth Conference, which was the idea of our Boost4Youth group, will help open up the channels of discussion about these tough topics and let young people find out more information and raise awareness that it’s ok to share and talk about their own feelings and experiences.”


The event will comprise of a series of interactive workshops and sessions around knife crime, sexual health, body image and eating disorders, child sexual exploitation, healthy eating and exercise and employment opportunities.

There will also be a range of fun challenges, competitions and entertainment as well as refreshments served.

Salix Homes has teamed up with a number of partner organisations to deliver the sessions including the LGBT Foundation, Greater Manchester Police, the Audacious Foundation and the Salford Foundation.

Boost4Youth member Orin Oyewale, aged 18, said:



“Our Youth Conference is a great opportunity for young people in Salford to get together and talk about some of the issues that affect us every day.

“Some people may find it hard to open up and share their worries and concerns, so we wanted to organise this event to help young people who might be struggling to come along and get support if they want it or just find out more information about important issues in a fun way.”


The Youth Conference is one of a number of events taking place as part of Salix Homes’ annual Love Your Neighbourhood Week, which takes place from August 19 – 23, and encourages local people to make a difference in their communities.

The free event takes place at Buile Hill Park Hall from 1pm-4pm. Register for your free ticket at Eventbrite: HERE

Captions: Salix Homes’ Boost4Youth group have organised a Youth Conference in Salford.


  Report Article

User Feedback

Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Do you have a news tip, firsthand account, information or photos about a news story to pass along to our editors? Contact us on 0161 820 2411 or mail us at admin@salford.media or use our contact form link below.

About Us

We are an independent, community led, not for profit, local news website ran by the people of Salford for the City of Salford

These materials may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. ©2019 salford.media - All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. you can also find our privacy policy via this link Privacy Policy and read our terms of use at, guess what? yep that's right you ruddy super brain, our Terms of Use page, we also reserve the right to drink any beer we find in your fridge and rummage through your record collection.