Appeals: The What? Young Person's Advice & Information Centre,

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The What? Young Person's Advice & Information Centre, a service for 16-to 25-year-olds in Stourbridge, West Midlands, wants to raise pounds 13,000 to pay for a part-time employment development worker over two years. The catchment area for the centre - which offers counselling for problems such as depression, eating disorders and sexual abuse, and helps young people with their benefits and to find accommodation - is large, covering Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Birmingham. The centre maintains that many of the problems the young people face are connected to unemployment, which continues to rise in the Black Country. It already has a CV service and the part- time worker would offer more vital support.

The What? Young Person's Advice & Information Centre, 34 Lower High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1TA, telephone 0384 379992.

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