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

  • Our summary of public health approach discussions at the London Assembly

    16 October 2018

    On 4th October 2018, the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee questioned Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden on the public health approach announced by the Mayor of London. The committee The Police & Crime Committee’s role is to scrutinise Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden and the Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC), to investigate policing and crime reduction issues in London, […]

  • Partner blog: Black History Month 2018

    15 October 2018

    My name is Ariane and I work as an Employment Advisor on the Talent Match London programme at Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest. I support people with mental health conditions secure sustainable employment. I support in a number of ways, from helping them with their CV, interview skills and job applications, to working […]

  • Our response to the Mayor’s Sport Strategy

    15 October 2018

    The Mayor of London has consulted on the draft Sports for All of Us: London Sport Strategy, which closed on 12th October. Our response London Youth generally supports the vision and themes of the Mayor’s strategy. We strongly support accessible and sustainable community sport provision for its own sake and note the wide range of physical, […]

  • Our summary of the Parliamentary debate on youth services and violence

    11 October 2018

    On 10th October 2018, there was an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the role of youth services in tackling violence. We have summarised it for our members below. The debate An adjournment debate is a half-hour debate at the end of the sitting day, in which MPs can debate an important issue […]

  • Notes from the Wellbeing and Mental Health Network, October 2018

    10 October 2018

    On the 9th of October, we held the latest meeting of our Wellbeing and Mental Health Network. A big thank you to our excellent speakers. This network was established to assist youth work professionals in supporting the wellbeing and mental health needs of the young people they work with. It is open to London Youth members, […]

  • Young people at youth organisation

    Blog: The power of youth organisations

    04 October 2018

    In such divided times it’s important to stand up for the things that unite us; communities do just that. I first became involved in youth organisations in year 12 when I was looking for more extra-curricular activities and came across an advert for a social action project. I signed up because I have always been […]

  • Policy Update, September 2018

    30 September 2018

    Welcome to this month’s update on the policy context for London Youth members. See here for our last update. Politics & Policy The last month has been dominated by party conferences, particularly Labour’s in Liverpool on 23rd – 26th September and the Conservatives’ in Birmingham between 30th September – 3rd October. The focus was largely on Brexit and very little […]

  • Being active is vital for young people; but who’s willing to pay for it?

    28 September 2018

    Whether you love or loathe sport or physical activity, we are as aware of the health benefits of regular exercise as we are the detrimental effects of drinking and smoking. Yet many of us still choose poorly.  And as informed adults perhaps that’s our choice, but for our next generation shouldn’t we ensure every young […]

  • Member Spotlight: Haringey Shed

    28 September 2018

    Our September Member Spotlight focuses on London Youth member Haringey Shed, an inclusive theatre ‘where everyone has a part to play’. We speak to Ashling Foat, Company and Volunteer Manager about Haringey Shed’s current projects, future plans and their passion for youth work. Q: What programmes do you run at Haringey Shed? A: We run performing arts after school clubs […]

  • Member blog: Unlocking the power of partnerships

    28 September 2018

    At Boxing Futures, we deliver non-contact Boxercise Programmes to young people and adults in both London and Peterborough. As a charity we’ve been delivering sessions for the last three years, and we aim to make an immediate impact, by improving participants physical and mental health and wellbeing through sport, building empowering relationships and building transferable […]