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

  • Notes from the Regional Impact Network, February 2019

    01 March 2019

    On Tuesday 26th February, our Regional Impact Network met for their latest meeting. You can find the agenda for this meeting here. We run this network with support from the Centre for Youth Impact to help youth organisations to undertake meaningful evaluation and impact measurement. It  provides a safe space in which members can share issues or challenges […]

  • Our policy update for February 2019

    28 February 2019

    Welcome to this month’s update on the policy context for London Youth members. You can find previous policy updates here. Our policy work Consultations We have completed a draft submission to the House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee’s Mental Health of Men and Boys Inquiry, which closes on Monday 18th March. You can see our draft […]

  • HuffPost: As Austerity Strips Public Services, These Volunteers Are Keeping Britain Running

    26 February 2019

    HuffPost have covered the vital role that volunteers increasingly play in supporting their communities, and the public services that those communities rely on, which have been impacted by a decade of austerity. The article profiled Suzanne Toprak, who has been volunteering for 17 years with London Youth member Metro Judo Club in south London. Read the full […]

  • London Youth Visual Art Competition 2019

    26 February 2019

    On 20th February 2019 we hosted our second annual London Youth Visual Art Competition. The competition was open to young people from across our network of over 450 community youth organisations. This year’s theme was ‘belonging’. Over 50 young people contributed to the work on display in a range of different visual art forms, showing the […]

  • Notes from the Tackling Youth Violence Network, February 2019

    18 February 2019

    On Friday 8th February, our Tackling Youth Violence Network met for their latest meeting, kindly hosted by Youth First at the TNG Centre in Lewisham. Thank you to all of our speakers and to our new Director of Programmes and Partnership, Alex Evans, who chaired the network. The network, which has been running since 2012, is a unique forum in […]

  • Notes from the Employability Network, February 2019

    18 February 2019

    On Friday 15th February, our Employability Network met for their latest meeting. Thank you to all of our excellent speakers. The network is a unique forum in London that regularly brings together youth workers and other specialists involved in front-line youth employability programmes. It’s an opportunity for youth professionals to share best practice, to network and partner, and […]

  • Directory of Social Change Training, spring 2019

    14 February 2019

    We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Directory for Social Change (DSC) offering training on developing youth organisations. This training is free for London Youth members. Courses run by DSC are widely recognised and we have worked in partnership with DSC to specifically tailor each session for youth organisations wanting to improve their overarching […]

  • Our policy update for January 2019

    30 January 2019

    Welcome to this month’s update on the policy context for London Youth members. You can find previous policy updates here. Our policy work Our Policy Advisory Group Our Policy Advisory Group is a new way for our members to be at the heart of the policy and media work that we do to best represent you […]

  • #RunningforYouthWork 

    30 January 2019

    On Sunday 28th April, sometime in the afternoon, I plan to be crossing the finishing line on The Mall having completed the 2019 London Marathon, my first ever one!  As I meet up with friends and family, sip a cold beer and rest my legs, I’ll make sure to give myself a few moments to reflect on my London Youth […]

  • Young Londoners pitch to get active

    29 January 2019

    On 24th January 2019 we held our ActiveLeads pitch event. This sport-focussed social action programme gives groups of five young women leaders (aged 14 – 18) from six youth organisations across London the opportunity to develop and deliver a project for young people in their area. In November 2018 the leaders took part in a residential at Hindleap Warren, one of London Youth’s residential centres, […]