BFree Youth Cafe is open Monday to Friday, 3:15pm-6:15pm for local young people aged 11-17. This is a safe space for young people to meet, play games, talk to local youth workers, and get involved with other youth projects.
In 2014 we launched Allsaints Coffee Shop and Enterprise centre, our first social enterprise. Allsaints employs 4 local young people on year-long apprenticeships, allowing them to learn new skills whilst earning their first wage.
LYP is a local charity passionate about helping young people. We offer innovative youth services in Leatherhead, Bookham and across Mole Valley which aim to respond to local needs and help young people to be safe, happy and making positive changes in their lives.
We have a diverse range of projects and activities on offer in order to provide long-term support for ages 11-19, including BFree Youth Café, counselling & mentoring, schools work, evening youth clubs, sports projects, international trips, outdoor expeditions and more!
Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about our work.
We take a relational and positive approach which provides support and skills to disadvantaged young people, helping them to overcome barriers they are facing and build a brighter future. We are a team of experienced youth workers and counsellors who care about the local community, and between us we have a total of 64 years of delivering services to young people in Leatherhead.
Our approach involves...
Every Day Youth Work - Offering services to young people every day to ensure they have things to do and places to go. At BFree Youth Cafe, we offer a safe, supportive base 5 days a week.
Prioritising Relationship - We take a relational approach to our youth work, ensuring that we build positive and appropriate relationships with young people and their families.
Being Holistic - From saying hello to a young person for the first time, through to supporting them into employment as an adult, we aim to offer a holistic service which supports every stage of their development as a young person.
Co-Production - We believe that young people should have the opportunity to shape and lead the youth work they engage in. We have several youth councils and steering groups to ensure young people take ownership over the projects at LYP.
As part of our summer programme, new Bookham youth worker, Jenny teamed up with Bookham Baptist Church (BBC) for an exciting week at Soul Survivor! This was the perfect opportunity for Jenny to work together with key partner BBC and take…
Jenny grew up in Surrey and went to secondary school at Therfield, where she focused on Maths and Sciences, with the plan of becoming an engineer. Whilst at Therfield, she also regularly attended the youth groups at St. George’s Church…
This summer we took a team of 8 young people from Leatherhead and Bookham to Romania to run summer activities for children in the gypsy village of Soard! The team had a packed week that included lake swimming, football, hairdressing,…
We are recruiting for volunteers now! Volunteers help us deliver almost everything we do.
You will need to be able to relate young people, build positive relationships with them and buy into our teamwork approach. Please contact us for a role description and to talk more about this if you are interested in volunteering.
We have previously benefitted from individuals completing sponsored events on our behalf, such as Runs, Cycles and Triathlons. If you would like to raise funds for us, please contact us to discuss this further.