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

  • Something to live for?

    02 January 2014

    Thursday 2 January 2014 Like many other people, today was my first day back at work after the Christmas break and it begun with hearing on the radio the statistics from The Prince’s Trust; that as many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel they have “nothing to live […]

  • MBE for our Deputy Chair

    02 January 2014

    Thursday 2 January 2014 We’re delighted that 2014 has already bought recognition in the Queen's New Year Honours List for our committed and generous Deputy Chair, Roger Merton. Roger has been awarded an MBE for his services to London Youth, football and the community of Hertfordshire. Roger became a trustee of London Youth in 2004 and […]

  • Salesforce at Build-it

    12 December 2013

    Thursday 12 December On Thursday 5 December, a team of 18 corporate volunteers from Salesforce spent the day at one of our Build-it sites. They spent the day working with young people from Build-it project down at Clapham Park Resource Centre.  A great day was had by all and the team managed to give the […]

  • Children England Blog

    05 December 2013

    Thursday 5 December Jim Minton, Director of Membership and Communications at London Youth, wrote a blog recently for Children England on the importance of ensuring that young people are provided with a high quality youth clubs and that the Government must take the lead in driving this forward alongside the Third Sector.

  • Build-it Award Nomination

    02 December 2013

    Monday 2 December London Youth's Build-it project was nominated in the recent Children & Young People Now Awards in the 'Intergenerational' Category in recognition of their work involving young people and older skilled trade mentors working together to the benefit of creating stronger communities. On a very prestigious awards evening at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham […]

  • Step Up To Serve

    20 November 2013

    Thursday 21 November Today marks the launch of an historic collaboration across British society to recognise and support young people. The Step Up To Serve campaign is being launched through #iwill – a unique initiative involving HRH, the Prince of Wales and three main political party leaders, with support from businesses, education institutions, faith groups, […]

  • Working With Ofsted

    19 November 2013

      Content and more information can be found at guest blog on Ambition website by Chief Executive Rosie Ferguson ( and Children & Young People Now article by Laura McCardle ( In June this year, London Youth began working with Ofsted to try and better understand the quality of the contribution that youth clubs make to […]

  • Young Londoners deserve trust, support and challenge

    18 November 2013

    Monday 18 November Taken from a blog originally written for Changing London ( London should already be the best city in the world to be young; improving schools, thriving diversity, world-class art and sport, an economy growing strongly, one of the greenest cities on the planet. Even in recession, spending on youth employment, education and […]

  • RadioActive101 Workshop

    11 November 2013

    12 November 2013 The RadioActive Consortium, co-ordinated by the University of East London (UEL) and co-funded by the Nominet Trust and EC Lifelong Learning Programme, would like to invite you to an interactive Dissemination Workshop on Wednesday 27 November 2013, hosted by London Youth. Here we will: ·         Present the RadioActive approach (using internet radio […]

  • Help change the narrative around outcomes for young people

    11 November 2013

    11 November 2013 Taken from blog piece originally written for Paul Hamlyn Foundation ( Last week was National Youth Work Week (November 4-10) and I had the pleasure of attending the Creative Collisions Conference which provided a unique opportunity to learn, share and come together to create positive ways to support young people in the UK today. […]