Our policies, plans and strategies - Young Person Opportunity Plan (YPOP) and Young Person Action Plan

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The district of Harborough continues to retain and grow its popularity as a desirable rural location, yet still faces a number of key challenges in the growth and retention in populations of young people aged 15 – 34. To bridge the gap of inequality in opportunity and to strengthen social fabric for our young people, the following key factors require focus:

  • A rapidly rising cost of living not reflected in local wages for young people
  • Limited Post-16, further or higher education opportunities within the district, contributing to outward migration
  • Some of the highest housing costs in the country
  • Insufficient amounts of suitable and affordable housing to meet young peoples’ needs
  • Limited opportunities for young people to directly and effectively engage in shaping their communities