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

  • Blog: Working at London Youth as a Policy Intern

    13 December 2018

    Joe Marshall joined London Youth as a Policy Intern in November and December 2018. He worked with our Communications Team, supporting London Youth’s policy and influencing work. I started my spell at London Youth at a particularly exciting time, with the launch of Champion London Youth, a campaign to amplify the voices of young people […]

  • Blog: Small Business, Big Opportunity

    13 December 2018

    Young people and youth organisations consistently tell us that employment and job prospects are among the biggest concerns that young people have about their lives. In London, the situation is particularly challenging. In 2014, we launched our first employability offer, Talent Match London, to young people aged 18-24. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, London Youth […]

  • Guardian: ‘They think I’m a gangster’: the young black men caught in joblessness

    07 December 2018

    Damien Gayle, writing in the Guardian in a series called Bias in Britain, has highlighted the state of racial bias and discrimination facing young people, particularly young black men, trying to enter employment. The article includes interviews with young people working with Hackney CVS, an associate member of London Youth, and London Youth’s Talent Match Croydon employability […]

  • Happy and Healthy: Supporting young people’s wellbeing and mental health

    07 December 2018

    This year’s London Youth Development Grant was given to member projects focusing on wellbeing and mental health. We previously carried out research which found that young people are feeling increasingly unsupported when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing, and that youth organisations are often reaching into new and complex territory in order to […]

  • Our policy update for November 2018

    05 December 2018

    Welcome to this month’s update on the policy context for London Youth members. You can find previous policy updates here. Our policy work Champion London Youth In our our new campaign, Champion London Youth, we’ve joined forces with the sportswear brand Champion to challenge negative stereotypes about young people. The campaign comes to life through a […]

  • Have your say on the Women & Equalities Committee’s Mental Health of Men and Boys Inquiry

    04 December 2018

    The House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee is calling for submissions to their Mental Health of Men and Boys Inquiry, closing on 24th February 2019. The consultation The committee considers that awareness of the mental health problems affecting men and boys has increased in recent years, but too little is known about what affects mental health […]

  • Our response to Labour’s Building a Statutory Youth Service

    03 December 2018

    The Labour Party have consulted on their policy, Building a Statutory Youth Service, which closed on 30th November. Our response London Youth strongly supports a commitment to put the youth sector on a statutory basis. Access to free, high-quality youth provision for all, to complement the education system, is essential to supporting young people’s physical, mental, […]

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    Why we’re asking you to Champion London Youth

    30 November 2018

    This week we launched our new campaign, Champion London Youth. This is our first high profile collaboration to raise awareness of the power of good youth work that’s happening every day across our member network of over 400 community youth organisations working across the capital. We’ve joined forces with Champion to challenge negative youth stereotypes […]

  • DSTNGR: ‘LABELS’ collection by Champion combatting negative stereotypes of young Londoners

    28 November 2018

    The fashion blog DSTNGR has covered our new campaign, Champion London Youth. You can get involved in the campaign here. London Youth and the sportswear brand Champion have come together for this campaign to combat negative stereotypes about young people. We believe in young Londoners – in their potential, talent, enthusiasm for life, and resilience to overcome […]

  • Hypebeast: Champion & London Youth Reveal New Charity Capsule

    28 November 2018

    Our new campaign, Champion London Youth, was featured in the fashion magazine Hypebeast. You can get involved in the campaign here. London Youth and the sportswear brand Champion have come together for this campaign to combat negative stereotypes about young people. We believe in young Londoners – in their potential, talent, enthusiasm for life, and resilience […]