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.

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 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, Sports Projects, International trips and offering qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh and AQA Awards.

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

Hopes for 2016 – Part 2

If you haven’t read Part 1 of Hopes for 2016, click here. 6  Duke of Edinburgh Bronze – This year we are re-launching our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award programme after taking a group through DofE Silver in 2015. Duke…

Hopes for 2016 – Part 1

Every January we like to get together to dream and plan for the coming year. Whether it’s new projects or continuing what we’re doing, we’re excited to make a difference to the lives of local young people and look forward to…

New LYP video for 2016

We are delighted to launch the new ‘This is LYP’ video today! Earlier this year we received a grant from the Community Foundation for Surrey’s RAISE fund, which has enabled us to do some important behind the scenes work to…

How you can help to create change

Donate

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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Volunteer

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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Fundraise

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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