UK360 - Scott Mills 23/04/12

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23 April 2012, 12:53

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Episode 13 of UK360 is once again hosted by Radio 1 DJ and presenter Scott Mills. In this episode we visit a community centre cafe that provides daily meals and companionship for elderly locals. We report on the importance of local food banks, attend the recent Youth Vote London registration rally and we show you a group of pensioners learning to make music with iPads!

The QCCA’s Older people community café provide support, friendship and assistance for many vulnerable and lonely elderly people . UK360 hear the stories of a few visitors.

Organic Arts promotes and educates farming, rural issues, the environment and also arts and creativity. Based in West Town Farm near Exeter, Organic Arts helps and engages young people and adults from all backgrounds and in the process they’ve helped a lot of people.

The economic downturn of the past few years has affected many individuals and families. As petrol, rent and redundancies increase. People are becoming more and more receptive to a helping hand. The Trussel Trust provides food banks to those in need and its set to feed 100,000 people this year. UK360’s Zoe Beresford investigates.

Music charity Readipop have been working with singing pensioners group ‘Moving On’ and using technology, they’ve been exploring new ways music can influence lives.

On May 3rd, the UK heads to the polls for the latest round of local elections, and, for residents in the capital…The chance to elect the Mayor of London. But with youth voter turnout at only 40%, efforts are being made to get young Londoners more engaged in politics. UK360 headed to the YouthVoteLondon registration rally at London’s Ministry Of Sound, to hear why no one should waste their chance to vote this spring.