LYP Gala - 13th October 2018

We are delighted to invite you to the LYP Gala Evening, in support of young people throughout Leatherhead, Bookham and Mole Valley.

Tickets are £35.00 per person

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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.

What We Do

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.

Click here to visit the Allsaints website

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 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.

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 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.

Read more About Us and our Values

Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest news at LYP

Soul Survivor

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 Coffin starts at LYP!

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…

Romania Trip 2018

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,…

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 for 30 young people at one of our youth cafe's!

£50 covers a Girls Group session for 50 girls, covering food, activities and workshops!

£100 pays for 6 One to One counselling sessions with a local young person!

£500 covers one young person on our yearly Romania trip, helping run an activity camp for local gypsy children!



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.

Get in touch


We always welcome help with fundraising.

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.

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