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

  • 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 (http://phfshould.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/help-change-the-narrative-around-outcomes-for-young-people/) 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. […]

  • 'My Hindleap' Consultation

    07 November 2013

    ‘My Hindleap’ Consultation with London Youth member youth clubs Pitfield Street Monday 25th November 18.30 – 19.30 In 2014 we are celebrating 50 years of delivering outdoor education at Hindleap Warren! Hindleap Warren is London Youth’s outdoor education centre in East Sussex offering outstanding personal and social development to nearly 10,000 young people every year. […]

  • National Youth Work

    04 November 2013

    4 November 2013 This year's National Youth Work Week 2013 will run from 4-10 November and is organised by the National Youth Agency (NYA). This year the theme is 'Building Skills for Employability'. The campaign aims to highlight the role youth work makes in supporting young people's development and self-confidence to prepare them for seeking jobs […]

  • Prince Philip Visit

    31 October 2013

    31 October 2013 Last night London Youth's patron H.R.H Prince Philip visited two of our member clubs in the borough of Islington, Prospex and Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust which coincided with the launch of City Bridge Trust's funding for the London Youth Quality Mark programme. The Duke of Edinburgh first visited Prospex where he able to interact […]

  • Quality Mark Funding

    29 October 2013

    30 October 2013 A major new investment in London youth clubs will be announced tonight, with voluntary-led clubs set to receive up to £7,000 each once they have achieved the Gold Level of the London Youth Quality Mark. The investment, by the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust, will enable clubs to […]

  • Two Days with Jobcentre Plus

    29 October 2013

    Tuesday 29 October Back in July I wrote a blog which challenged some of the ways young people are currently supported into work by the government and its agencies (https://www.londonyouth.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/rosies-blog/payment-results). Brilliantly, I had a response via Twitter from one of the senior managers within Jobcentre Plus inviting me to come and witness first hand what […]

  • VIY Wales Celebration

    28 October 2013

    29 October 2013 Tonight the Talking Hands Youth Group will host a celebration of past and current pioneering Lottery-funded “Volunteer It Yourself” (VIY) projects at the Swansea Deaf Centre.  Talking Hands started their VIY project to renovate their centre on Tuesday 24 September and will finish on Friday 8 November having run for a total […]

  • Why Getting Ready Works

    25 October 2013

    25 October 2013 I usually prefer to blog critically rather than just talk about how great London Youth’s programmes for young people are but today I’m going to make an exception. Our Getting Ready sports programme has supported over 6,000 young people into sport since 2009, 40% of whom weren’t previously playing any sport and 90% […]

  • Getting Ready Launch

    24 October 2013

    25 October 2013 On Thursday 24 October, the Streatham Youth and Community Trust kicked off the Sport England supported £250,000 sports programme Getting Ready which will give 4,500 young people the chance to learn a new sport within their local community. London Youth’s Getting Ready sports programme has received this funding from Sport England through their Community Sport […]