Young people and children
Many children enjoy a secure and happy childhood. They can expect a loving environment, a safe place to play and a healthy meal on the table each day. Some are lucky enough to take part in all sorts of cultural, social and sporting activities in the local area.
Sadly, not all the young people in our community share that experience. A staggering 45% of London's children live in poverty. And 20% are unable to afford six out of ten everyday items. Some are living in the shadow of local gang activity. Others face a range of practical and emotional challenges connected with low income and limited social opportunities.
We believe that every young person should have a place they can go to feel safe, included and inspired. We provide a comprehensive programme of activities that meet the needs of local children and young people.
We run weekly activities and sessions from our youth centre in Pimlico and additional cultural, artistic and sports projects throughout the year and across west and central London. We also work on a one-to-one basis, helping young people on their way to education, training, fulfilling employment and better lives.