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Friday, 25 April 2014

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IF YOU are involved in a local group or organisation and would like to be featured in an upcoming profile report, please get in touch.

The News will be collating a directory of all the youth organisations and support services on our website. To be included on the site, send in details of the name of your organisation, with an address, contact name and number.

We are looking for young people to get in touch to tell us what you’re up to now and what your hopes and fears are for the future.

Email sarah.robinson@whitehaven-news.co.uk or phone 01946 595145.

Did you know?

  • Around 22 per cent of the population of Cumbria is under the age of 20.
  • In Copeland, 9.1 per cent of 16-24 year olds are currently claiming JSA, which is above both the county and national average.
  • Approximately 18 per cent of children in Copeland are living in poverty. This is above the Cumbria average of 15 per cent but below the national average of 21 per cent.
  • In Cumbria, 10 per cent of children in Reception and 21 per cent of children in Year 6 are classified as obese.
  • Sixty per cent of children in Cumbria participate in at least three hours of sport a week which is better than the national average.
  • The hospital admission rate for alcohol specific conditions in Cumbria is higher than the England average. The percentage of children who say they have been drunk recently is also higher than the national average.

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