Meriden MP encourages young people to engage with National Citizen's Service (NCS)

Dame Caroline Spelman MP has issued a call to young people in her Meriden constituency to get involved with the National Citizen's Service - a government scheme which helps 15-17 year olds build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

Speaking about the service, Dame Caroline said, 

"I know that lots of schools across Meriden encourage pupils to take part in the National Citizen's Service (NCS) - a government scheme which gives young people the chance to make positive impact in their communities whilst enhancing their CVs and future prospects. Evidence shows that - as a result of participating in NCS - young people feel more equipped to tackle social problems, become better leaders, are more confident about finding a job, and feel more positive towards others from different backgrounds. Therefore, I want to encourage my constituents and local communities to ensure that even more young people across the constituency take advantage of this fantastic opportunity this year through working with The Challenege, the charity which delivers NCS in our area. If you run a local community organisation, or want to learn more, please visit

The NCS was set up by former Prime Minister, David Cameron, in 2010.