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Student wins Young Person of the Year Award

Released: 10.02.16

A student of Youth and Community Work has won ‘Young Person of the Year’ for her services to young people.

Amber Davies, 20, from Camborne, Cornwall was presented with the Young Person of the Year award by Coastline Housing.

The company’s Chief Executive Allister Young said: “It takes that special effort from committed individuals and groups to really help communities thrive. Everyone receiving a Customer At The Heart Award shows what can be achieved in making people’s lives better.”

Amber had a work placement with Kernow Young Carers and is a National Citizen Service Assistant Team Leader at Cornwall College. She said: “As a young carer myself, I understand that people need someone to talk to of a similar age, if they are struggling with school or finances, and they need to feel as though they won’t be judged. There are so many unregistered carers in Devon and Cornwall and little funding to support them.”

Amber travels as far as North Devon to support a youngster in need, despite being a full-time student at the University of St Mark & St John and volunteering for Devon and Cornwall Police Cadets amongst her other commitments.

Coastline’s Community Investment Manager, Claire Reeves said: “Yet again I am impressed and moved by the important work that goes on, sometimes with little recognition from the wider community.”

Coastline Housing Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit housing association.

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