Hub to boost help for youth

THERE’S a new go-to destination for youth and young people aged 12-25 to get access to a range of important resources and assistance with health, employment, counselling, housing, educational services and more.

Cumberland Council’s new free Youth Hub at Merrylands Library will be launched on Thursday, May 16, with services offered on the first and third Thursdays of the month, 2-5.30pm.
Mayor Lisa Lake said the Youth Hub reflected the council’s commitment to empowering young people and helping them improve their personal and professional growth.
“Cumberland is one of the most diverse communities in Sydney and our young people often face unique challenges with many coming from migrant and refugee communities. It’s really important that we’re able to provide access to education and support services that are tailored to the diverse needs of Cumberland’s youth,” she said.
“The council is committed to fostering a supportive environment for the youth, ensuring they have the necessary tools and resources they need to help them thrive and succeed.”
Key services offered at the Youth Hub will include employment support such as careers advice and resume writing assistance, counselling and family mediation services, Centrelink assistance, housing support, resources and help for young drivers, educational courses and resources, English language skills, digital literacy, pathways to employment programs and self-employment options for people interested in starting a business.