The value of youth work in Scotland

A study into youth work in Scotland has calculated that it  is worth £656 million to the Scottish economy. With a current spend of approximately £90m on local authority and voluntary sector youth work, that gives a return of £7 for every £1 of public cash spent.

Perhaps more significantly, youth work was found to make a significant difference to the lives of 1 in 10 adults.

YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, commissioned Hall Aitken to carry out the study.

See Third Force News coverage, or get the full or summary report ‘Social and economic value of youth work in Scotland’ from Hall Aitken.