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

  • Have your say on the Government’s Communities Strategy

    25 May 2018

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) is consulting on a new Integrated Communities 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 consultation The most relevant section for community youth organisations is Chapter 3: Education and Young People. MHCLG […]

  • How London Youth members are supporting the emotional wellbeing of young Londoners

    18 May 2018

    This week London Youth is joining the Mental Health Foundation in marking Mental Health Awareness Week. The London Youth members’ network, including Free to be Kids and Croydon Drop In, play a huge role in helping to break down barriers associated with talking about the mental health of young people. They also have a practical […]

  • Sadiq Khan launches culture strategy

    Have your say on the Mayor’s Culture Strategy

    18 May 2018

    The Mayor of London is consulting on a draft culture strategy, Culture for All Londoners. This consultation is an opportunity to share your views on the challenges and opportunities for culture in London and also on the Mayor’s plan to develop and support arts and culture in the capital that are accessible by all. The consultation […]

  • Tackling youth violence network

    Notes from the Tackling Youth Violence Network, May 2018

    16 May 2018

    On the 15th of May, we held our latest Tackling Youth Violence Network meeting, kindly hosted by Young Hackney at The Edge Youth Hub in Manor House. The meeting was very well-attended by over 65 people, representing more than 40 organisations from across the youth sector in London. The network heard from the speakers below. […]

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    A journey of 1000 miles

    16 May 2018

    This Saturday (19th May) our Head of Development Gareth Price is attempting to run 50 miles for the first time to raise funds for London Youth. Here he tells the story of his effort to get to this point. They say the journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. But they leave you […]

  • Supporting mental wellbeing through youth work

    14 May 2018

    In 2017, London Youth ran a peer research project as part of its Youth Capital report where six young people interviewed a further 36 young people across London. During the interviews, mental health issues were frequently brought up by participants, with some young Londoners saying the one thing they wanted to change about the capital […]

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    Have your say on the Government’s Civil Society Strategy

    09 May 2018

    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is consulting on a new Civil Society Strategy. The consultation defines civil society as all organisations outside of the public sector, who build a stronger society and improve lives, regardless if they operate for profit or not. It asks what civil society looks like, how well it is […]

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    Talent Match London short-listed for youth employment award

    24 April 2018

    Everyone at London Youth was delighted to hear that we have been short-listed for a prize in the ERSA Employability Awards 2018. We have been nominated in the Youth Employment category, which is sponsored by entitledto and recognises an employment services provider who has demonstrated exceptional commitment in delivering employment services for young adults. Talent […]

  • Launching the London Youth Inclusion Festival 2018

    23 April 2018

    The London Youth Inclusion Festival is back! London Youth, in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation and Daytrippers, is working to deliver the second #LYInclusion Festival.  This is a great summer holiday experience for young people aged 11 – 25 from eight London Youth members, designed to challenge, inspire and support young disabled people and […]

  • Dare Londoners on bbc news

    What do young Londoners think about the local Elections?

    22 April 2018

    In the run-up to the 2018 Local Elections, we worked with the BBC and members of our youth advisory board, Dare London, to discuss the issues most important to young people at the elections. You can watch the full piece on the BBC website here.