UK Youth announces 14 job losses at its outdoor activity centre

The charity says the workforce at its Avon Tyrrell centre will reduce from 39 to 25 staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The health crisis has put a “significant strain” on the outdoor learning sector and without the redundancies “the likely result would be the permanent closure of the 135-year site”.

UK Youth chief executive Ndidi Okezie said: “This is a very sad day in the history of this charity.

“I’ve seen first hand how much the opportunity to experience outdoor learning changes a young person and we’ve tried so hard to save jobs.

“It’s particularly painful given the unwavering dedication of our staff throughout this pandemic.”

She added: “We remain resolute in our desire to continue to meet the pressing needs of all young people.”

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