Read all the latest news stories, blogs and policy updates from London Youth and across our network.

  • Be inspired by our Young Culture Makers’ creative endeavours!

    18 June 2018

    All over the capital, in youth clubs, community centres, theatres, museums, faith groups, parks and in their own homes, young people are choosing to spend their free time creating. Whether they are crafting, rehearsing lines, drafting stories, producing tracks, writing lyrics, playing instruments or painting murals, they are developing their creativity, imagination and skills. At […]

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    Notes from the Employability Network, June 2018

    13 June 2018

    On the 6th of June, we held a meeting of our Employability Network. The quarterly network brings together youth workers and other youth employability professionals to discuss key issues,  such as racial disparity and supporting young people with disabilities. It’s an opportunity for youth employability professionals to share best practice, to network, to be updated on the […]

  • Congratulations to successful CVC Summer Grants applicants

    12 June 2018

    For the fourth year running, London Youth has partnered with CVC Capital Partners to offer its members small grants to run activities for young people during the summer holidays. The CVC Foundation was interested in supporting projects that will strengthen young people’s employability prospects. Especially, those that will help young people attain new qualifications, provide […]

  • Have your say on the Home Affairs Committee’s Serious Violence Inquiry

    11 June 2018

    The Commons Home Affairs Committee has opened an inquiry into the effectiveness of the Government’s approach in combatting knife crime, gun crime and homicide. The consultation The inquiry will look at the government’s Serious Violence Strategy , which was published in April. The strategy included the £1 million Community Fund and the £11 million Early Intervention Youth Fund, which […]

  • Have your say on the APPG on Youth Affairs’ Youth Work Inquiry

    11 June 2018

    The APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) on Youth Affairs has established an inquiry  into the current state of youth work in England. The consultation The inquiry is interested in evidence on the following questions: What is the role of youth work in addressing the needs and opportunities for young people? Are the key issues and challenges […]

  • Our response to the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy

    11 June 2018

    On the 5th of June 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) closed the consultation on its new Integrated Communities Strategy. The strategy The strategy lays out the department’s plan for building strong integrated communities in the places where people live, work, learn, and socialise. The strategy identifies eight key focus areas: Strengthening leadership […]

  • #iWillPledge Day 2018

    05 June 2018

    We’re excited to shout about our #iwillPledge this year. We’re continuing our efforts to make sure youth social action is embedded at the core of all of our programmes. What is great youth social action? We use the #iWill principles to ensure we are providing quality social action opportunities for young people across our network […]

  • Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2018

    01 June 2018

    Volunteers play a vital role in supporting young people across London. With youth service budgets drastically reduced, at a time when the youth population in the capital is increasing, their work and dedication is more important than ever. This week (1-7 June) marks Volunteers’ Week. This is a fantastic opportunity to say thank you to […]

  • Tariq, Dare Londoner: The importance of youth clubs

    25 May 2018

    On Thursday 24th of May, we were invited to present at the Public Policy Exchange’s event, Positive for Youth, Positive for Society: The Future of Youth Services. Tariq from our Dare London Youth Advisory Board spoke about what youth organisations mean to him and about what role they play in encouraging community involvement, social cohesion, and […]

  • Youth worker voices at the London Assembly

    25 May 2018

    On the 24th of May, London Youth supported youth workers from three member organisations to appear before the London Assembly’s Police & Crime Committee. The Police & Crime Committee‘s role is to scrutinise the Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC), to investigate policing and crime reduction issues in London, and to make recommendations for improvements. The committee […]