• BBC Newsround: Youth club charities warn about centres closing after coronavirus

    BBC Newsround has published an article on the impact of COVID-19 on the financial sustainability of the youth sector. The article references the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on Reserves’: New data from the charity London Youth also found that almost a […]

  • BBC Radio London: Impact of COVID-19 on young people

    On the 12th of August, our Chief Executive, Rosemary Watt-Wyness, was interviewed by BBC London about the impact of COVID-19 on young Londoners and the clip was aired throughout the day. Listen here (from 1:16:10). There are six hundred community youth organisations right across the city who are members of London Youth. Our job is […]

  • KCW London: A third of London’s youth clubs face closure

    KCW London has published a piece on the impact of COVID-19 on London’s youth sector and the reaction by the Mayor of London. Please click here to read the full article. The article references the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on Reserves’: […]

  • Government Business: Third of London’s youth centres face closure

    Government Business has published a piece on the impact of COVID-19 on London’s youth sector and the reaction by the Mayor of London. Please click here to read the full article. The article references the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on […]

  • ITV News London: A third of London’s youth clubs could be gone in six months

    ITV News London filmed a story at London Youth members HR Sports Academy and St Andrew’s Club with London Youth and Lib Peck, Director of the London Violence Reduction Unit. The story quoted from the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on Reserves’: A […]

  • Mayor of London: Stark warning about the future of London’s youth clubs

    Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has issued a warning about the impact of COVID-19 on the capital’s community youth organisations. He notes that a new era of austerity risks sending the sector “back to square one” and leaving young Londoners without support when they need it most. He calls for an end to cuts […]

  • Siân Berry AM: London’s Lost Youth Services 2020

    Siân Berry AM has published London’s Lost Youth Services 2020, her fifth report into the impact of funding cuts on local authority budgets for youth services in London. Rosemary Watt-Wyness, our Chief Executive, was quoted in the report’s foreword: This report and its predecessors provide us with an invaluable insight into the challenges facing young […]

  • The Observer: Third of youth clubs in London fear closure by end of year

    An important piece of coverage for London Youth members and all youth organisations delivering services to young people during the summer holidays and beyond, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosemary Watt-Wyness, Chief Executive of London Youth stresses “We must not leave young people to fend for themselves on issues as diverse as mental health, unemployment, racial injustice […]

  • Youth Violence Commission: Final Report

    In July 2020, the Youth Violence Commission published its final report into the causes of serious violence affecting young people and long-term solutions to this complex problem. London Youth has engaged with the commission and promoted its work to our members, including through our Serious Youth Violence Network. Our report, Young People’s Capital of the […]