About our service

Find information about our team, their role and the support they offer

Our team

The Youth and Community Service is made up of a  professional team of youth workers who are responsible for developing trusting and caring relationships with young people. The team also includes four neighbourhood youth officers who manage both youth projects and our youth and community centres.

The youth service is a key part of our early help offer. We give young people time and somewhere safe to turn, supporting them to cope with difficult life issues and progress positively. Youth workers have experience in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) awareness, to enable them to become a ‘Trusted Adult’.

We encourage local residents and young people to take up youth work volunteering opportunities which will give them vital experience and skills as well as references to support you into more full-time work. If you want to be an active member of the community and work directly with young people, contact one of our Neighbourhood Youth Officers:

Our youth and community centres

We have eight youth and community centres based across the borough, which are fantastic resources accessible to their local communities, young people, partners, the voluntary sector, health, council staff, training providers and small businesses.

These centres also have rooms available to hire for activities for youth and the community. Children or adult's parties cannot be accommodated, however. Rooms are only available for booking Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm. 

For more information about out centres and booking, please visit our Youth & Community Centres page.

Our nine youth and community centres are safe environments for young people to be involved in fun and challenging activities.

Support provided

  • Positive activities – open access youth clubs
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s award & accreditations
  • Youth Work Plus (targeted project)
  • Join Us—disability youth sessions
  • Join-Us short breaks—one to one/holiday provisions for children and young people with disabilities
  • Streetz Detached Youth Project (PCC funded)
  • Substance misuse roadshows
  • Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)
  • LGBTQ+ Skittles Group
  • Children in our Care Group (CIOC)
  • Music, media and arts groups
  • Holiday programmes
  • Partnership and decision-making opportunities
  • Events and trips; arts, culture and sports
  • Project and issue-based work

More information about our youth offer can be found in the document below: