The Western & South Western Sydney Youth Sector's Experience of COVID-19

The Western & South Western Sydney Youth Sector's Experience of COVID-19

At a time of increased case numbers and restrictions, the COVID-19 pandemic is having significant impacts upon communities throughout NSW, particularly in Western Sydney and South Western Sydney. In response, Youth Action has sought to gage the concerns and experiences of young people and the services that support them in Western Sydney and South Western Sydney. Findings detailed in this summary are the result of significant input from youth workers and youth sector organisations.

Youth Action heard from the youth sector that engagement with young people has been made increasingly difficult as COVID-19 impacts upon digital fatigue, general wellbeing and financial stability. Other issues that emerged included mixed responses to law enforcement, with the high visibility police and ADF operations leaving some young people feeling uneasy or targeted. Youth Action also heard of the importance that COVID-19 information is accessible, inclusive and incorporates young people. Importantly, many services are working proactively and considering how they can support and re-engage young people in the months ahead.

Download Summary: The Western & South Western Sydney Youth Sector's Experience of COVID-19.

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