Young people can feel lonely and isolated for many reasons but we know that loneliness is a particular problem in deprived urban areas. Lack of safe public spaces to meet and build connections has been highlighted in recent research by the Co-op Foundation.

We work with young people in disadvantaged urban areas to co-create safe spaces where they can build connections and improve their sense of belonging. We empower young people to build connections with people and places through youth-led placemaking.