Launching Bookham Your Community Your Voice report!

We are proud to launch our new research report, having surveyed nearly 500 young people who live in Bookham about their needs and what they want from local youth work. Please read the report and let us know what you think about the findings.

Click here to read the full report

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits LYP

We were privileged to host HRH Prince Edward on 23rd February 2017.

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We are open 5 days a week for young people!

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.

Allsaints Coffee Shop

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.

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Could your business help support local young people?

In 2017 we hope to partner with more local businesses to create change for young people in Leatherhead and across Mole Valley. If you're business would like to work with us by sponsoring projects, volunteering and adding skills to LYP, please get in touch.

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Leatherhead Youth Project

Hello and welcome to the LYP website.

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 7-19, 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.

Click here to learn about What We Do

How We Create Change

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 40 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.

Read more About Us and our Values

Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest news at LYP

AllSaints Coffee Shop launch compostable & biodegradable takeaway cups!

AllSaints Coffee Shop is launching fully Compostable and Biodegradable takeaway cups! This is a really exciting development for us and is another example of AllSaints showing great community leadership! The decision to stock compostable and biodegradable cups comes with increasing…

Plans for 2018!

It’s 2018 and we are really excited about delivering another year of quality youth work! Here is a look at our line up:   BFree Youth Café – We’re hoping for another fantastic year of BFree, our main relational hub,…

Oli Bell steps into interim General Manager role

Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP) would like to announce an exciting development for the organisation. With Joe Crome moving on from LYP to take on a new role as the Director of Philanthropy at The Community Foundation For Surrey, Oli Bell will…

How you can help to create change


Your donation will go straight into helping us run projects for local young people.

An example of how your donation will help...

£20 covers a 5-A-Day healthy eating session at BFree.
£50 covers our football equipment for a term of Total Football.
£100 pays for 6 one-to-one sessions between a youth worker and young person.

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We are always looking for volunteers who can help us with the work we do.

Suitable volunteers will need to be able to relate young people and build positive relationships with them. Please contact us for a role description and to talk more about this if you are interested in volunteering.

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We always welcome help with fundraising.

We have previously benefitted from individuals completing sponsored events on our behalf, such as Runs and Triathlons. If you would like to raise funds for us, please contact us to discuss this further.

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