LYP Lockdown Update

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

We will be updating our website and social media in due course following the latest changes.

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

The doors to AllSaints Coffee Shop are reopening!

From Monday 29th March we will be running a full take-away menu. Come and enjoy coffee, sandwiches and a new selection of cakes 8am-3pm.

Every purchase you make continues to help a local young person as they complete training and learn new skills whilst earning their first wage.

We cannot wait to see you soon!

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

We are witnessing a mental health crisis amongst young people

During the first lockdown, we asked young people how they were feeling. 44% told us they were lonely, 1 in 2 said their mental health was being negatively affected by the global pandemic and half said they were anxious about…

LYP are recruiting for an Emotional Well-Being Practitioner

Background LYP is a youth charity passionate about supporting local young people. We offer innovative youth services in Leatherhead, Bookham and across Mole Valley aiming to respond to local needs and help young people be safe, happy and make positive choices in…

A letter to all of our supporters in 2020

Dear Friend of LYP,  Normally at this time of year we would be gathering together for the annual Christmas drinks and having the opportunity to share with you some of the year’s highlights. Due to current circumstances this is not possible…

How you can help to create change

Donate

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

Donate

Volunteer

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.

Get in touch

Fundraise

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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