Launch of new Targeted Youth and Play programme

We have launched our new Targeted Youth and Play programme of services for children and young people.

As an organisation we aim to empower young people to make decisions about their local community and our members shaped the commissioning process to decide on the outcomes they wanted from their youth and play services and chose from shortlisted applicants.

We've consulted young people across the borough, and they selected the outcomes they wanted prioritised in their services. These include increased emotional health and wellbeing, improved healthy relationships, increased employability and reduced fear of crime.

YLC took a new approach to funding youth and play services by asking youth and play organisations to develop consortia in each of five Lambeth localities, to work together around each individual’s needs, wants and aspirations. We asked each consortia to describe how they would work together to achieve the outcomes chosen by young people. The selected providers will be published on the YLC website soon.

As well as a consortium of providers in each locality providing inclusive services, there is also pan-borough provision for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and LGBTQ young people.


Our MD, Richard Parkes said, “Funding organisations to work in partnership around each child or young person is an important step for youth and play in Lambeth. We look forward to working with the providers our members have chosen to ensure children and young people thrive.”

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