LYP Lockdown Update - 5th November

In following the national restrictions the government has implemented, we at LYP are moving our youth work and support sessions online where possible, with the exception of specific targeted work taking place in line with the new restrictions.

The team are all available to speak to should you have any concerns about a young person. Please do not hesitate to get in contact and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

AllSaints Coffee Shop

AllSaints Coffee Shop is open Monday to Saturday between 8am and 3pm for TAKE-AWAY ONLY. Our full menu is available to take out including delicious sweet treats and paninis.

Please follow guidelines when visiting us by using the hand sanitiser dispenser at the entrance, respecting social distancing and wearing a face covering.

Every cup of coffee you buy continues to help a local young person whilst they complete customer service training, allowing them to learn new skills whilst earning their first wage.

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 & emotional well-being support, 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

Youth work during a pandemic

Youth work and working from home, these are two things that I would never have put together. However, this is where I, and many others in the same field, currently find ourselves. I chose a profession that is very person…

Martin’s Story

Martin grew up in North Leatherhead, living with Mum and two younger siblings. He began attending our BFree Youth Cafe project aged 11, and became a regular visitor 5 days a week. Soon after, Martin came to Freestyle, our 4…

Volunteering with LYP

It’s been almost five years since I first started volunteering with Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP) and it continues to be one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made! I’d been looking for a way to contribute to the community…

How you can help to create change


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

£20 covers a 5-a-day healthy eating session

£50 covers a Girls Group session for 50 girls

£100 pays for 4 counselling sessions



We are looking for volunteers now! Volunteers help us deliver almost everything we do.

You will need to be able to relate to 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.

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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, Cycles and Triathlons. If you would like to raise funds for us, please contact us to discuss this further.

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