Rewriting the story to create a fairer future for young people

Co-operate is an online community centre where you can take control of your future. 48% of young people say they need to leave their hometown to get on in life. This can change. You have ambitions and aspirations. Together, let’s make them happen.

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We are Peer Action Collective

We are a group of 16 to 25 year olds who want to help young people live a life free from violence.

We are listening to other young people’s experiences. Backed by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill fund and Co-op, we will turn what we learn into action.

You said, we listened

Almost half

of young people (48%) feel they will need to leave their hometown to achieve what they want in life.

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of 10 to 25-year-olds feel there are too few opportunities where they live. Over a quarter (29%) of 16 to 25-year-olds believe rising costs will make it even harder for them to get a job.

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A third

of young people say that levelling up and the rising cost of living will impact their future wellbeing.

Together let's make the future fairer

Unfairy Tales, a new study from Co-op, listened to over 2,000 young people aged 10 to 25. Jhemar has created a track that gives a voice to young people in communities across the UK.

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More than ever, we need to be listening to young people about issues that matter to them. We need to provide them with opportunities to make change happen. This report powerfully captures young people's voices and concerns and is a call to action for us all.

Peter BabuduDirector of Impact, Youth Endowment Fund
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Co-operate is an online community centre for co-operation.

It's for people who:

  • care about their community
  • want to join forces to get things done

It's created with communities, for communities, and is owned by communities.

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