Under-aged drinkers and their families on two Shipley estates are to get help from a special education week.

Problems facing young drinkers will be highlighted next week by Bradford North Primary Care Trust and supported by the Shipley and Frizinghall Healthy Living Project (HALE).

The education week starts in the Windhill area with a neighbourhood forum where residents and officials from the PCT and West Yorkshire Police will meet to thrash out fears and concerns of how underage drinking and drug-taking is affecting the community.

A spokesman for Shipley Area Co-ordinator's Office stressed it would not be a crackdown on under-age drinking drug-taking.

He added: "It's been set up as a positive move to look at how we can minimise the impact of these problems on the surrounding communities.

"We'll be looking at prevention, how we can educate people so they don't get dragged into drugs and drink. We'll be discussing what the right services are to support those people and their families who are already in too deep."

And he added: "There is a lot of concern about under-age drinking in the Westroyd and Bolton Woods areas and we want to try and help."

Youngsters at High Crags and Windhill Primary Schools will be doing their bit to raise awareness by working with dance theatre company Qudos during the education week to put on a show warning of the dangers of drink and drugs.

The children will show off the performance at High Crags on Thursday, October 20 at 6pm for parents and people on the nearby estates.

Other activities planned for the action week include information sessions and lunch-time drop-ins at Salts Grammar and Beckfoot schools, events for parents, awareness and reassurance sessions at Windhill and Bolton Woods Community Centres and interactive games.

To find out more about what is on during the week, times and venues contact the HALE project on Bradford (01274) 437000.