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The Purple Bus has been providing quality youth work in rural areas of West Sussex since 1995.
The Purple Bus is managed by West Sussex Youth Service and works in partnership with the Action in rural Sussex, Chichester and Horsham District Councils. Parish Councils and other interested individuals to form the West Sussex Rural Mobile Youth Trust.
We work to the West Sussex Youth Service Curriculum Framework which is based on the outcomes identified in Every Child Matters 2004;
Enjoy and Achieve
Make A Positive Contribution
Achieve Economic Well-being
Working with communities
This project is a planned response to facilitate the personal, social, and educational development of young people to enable them to gain a voice, influence and place in society thus also benefiting the rural communities the Purple Bus visits.
The Purple Bus recognizes that young people in rural areas face an additional set of barriers and are disadvantaged because the effects of rural isolation. By working with communities and their young people we are seeking over come those barriers. We also undertake consultation of young people for Parish plans, community action, community safety, service development, and promotes the active engagement of young people in local democracy.
We have just built a new Purple Bus! Here it is next to our old one.
And here are some more pictures of the new bus!