Category: Community

Young people’s digital lives and well-being

Posted on 06/02/2022 in Youth Sector News , Community

The Children's Society published in January 2022 a report that looks at the evidence on young people’s digital lives, including the impacts of being online and links to well-being.

Most young people take the internet for granted and it is integral to many aspects of their lives as they grow and develop through adolescence. Digital connectedness supports communication with friends and family, helps with building and maintaining relationships, facilitates education, provides entertainment and can allow a young person to explore their identity.

But the benefits are not shared equally by all young people. The quality of a young person’s digital life can be impaired by poor digital skills, compromised access to digital devices, insecure connections and a lack of parental support. Digital inequality among the young is often hidden but it has become more apparent during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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BBC Young Reporters Podcast

Posted on 08/01/2022 in Youth Sector News , Community

Honest personal stories on what it’s like growing up in in the UK today, as told by BBC Young Reporters. Young people share their own stories in their own words, with authenticity and honesty.


Girls' Attitudes Survey

Posted on 16/12/2021 in Youth Sector News , Community , Resources

Girlguiding asked over 2,000 girls aged 7 to 21 across the UK for their views on a range of areas across their lives. The results this year show girls’ and young women’s happiness has been in decline for over a decade, but the last three years have seen an acceleration in this trend.

This snapshot of the Girls' Attitudes Survey explores what girls have told us. And how you can use the Girlguiding programme and resources to build their confidence, develop new skills and improve their wellbeing.

Read the full survey

NYA COVID-19 Guidance

Posted on 07/09/2021 in Member Updates , Youth Sector News , Community , COVID-19 Updates , COVID - 19 Information , News , News

On the 6th of September the NYA readiness level moved to green

The NYA readiness level is now green and international travel will once more be supported (subject to delay and FCDO advice)

All young people will be able to attend indoor or outdoor activities. Youth provision for young people of all ages, both under and over 18 years of age, have the same requirements.

To find out more download the NYA's guidance document on managing youth sector activities and spaces during Covid-19.

You can find helpful Covid-19 guidance on the NYA's website by clicking here.


Khulisa -Closing the trauma gap: skills and relationships built to last

Posted on 27/07/2021 in Member Updates , Community , Training , Help for Young people and Parents , Mental Health

Khulisa have shared their new strategy by releasing a short film and document.

To watch their film click here and to download their new strategy document click here.

FREE 6 weeks Digital Media Training

Posted on 19/07/2021 in Training , Community , Opportunities , Training , Help for Young people and Parents , Digital Inclusion , Employment

MAMA Youth Project is recruiting for a FREE 6 weeks Digital Media Training, where trainees gain 6 weeks of intensive digital media training, followed by minimum of 2 weeks paid work placement with one of our industry partners (such as Sky, BBC, Banijay, Netflix, Channel 4, Warner Bros Entertainment, Lime Pictures, Fremantle Media, Sister Pictures, Gravity Media and many more).

In an industry where relevant and reputable experience is essential to gain employment, this opportunity can really open doors. 96% of our alumni are still in sustained employment a year after completion. We are proud to say that we have helped over 580 young people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds on their way to make a mark in the media industry.

Alumni will also benefit from a minimum of 6 months’ career follow up support in addition to mentoring by an industry professional. Travel and lunch expenses will be covered for the 6 weeks’ duration.

The skills participants will gain

· End to end digital media content creation for Licklemor Productions (a BAFTA award winning production company and MAMA Youth Project ( social platforms, which includes developing ideas, storytelling, self-shooting, text and video editing.

· How to publish, schedule and distribute content, as well as monitor analytics to engage and grow an audience.

· Successful candidates will also gain production etiquette, fundamental work ethics, CV tailoring, interview techniques, career mentorship and peer networking.

· Here is a video with testimonials from previous trainees

Training Location:

The training is due to take place at Sky Osterley Campus, TW7 5QD, restrictions permitting. We will be working in line with government COVID-19 health and safety procedures and where possible, some sessions may take place remotely utilising Zoom and other platforms.


Application Deadline: Monday 9th of August 2021, 11.59pm.

Interviews: will take place from 24th-27th of August 2021 via Zoom.

Training Dates: 6th of September – 15th of October 2021.

More Info On Eligibility & How to apply:

Candidates should follow the step by step guide on our website to complete the application process and find out if they are eligible to apply.

Finding Your Superpower: Summer Programme

Posted on 17/06/2021 in Community , Resources , Opportunities , Help for Young people and Parents

This Summer Inner wings are running a confidence building programme aimed at 7-12 year old's at the Calthorpe Community Gardens. Join them for 5 fun filled sessions and begin the journey of discovering your superpower!

This Summer, Inner Wings are running a confidence building programme aimed at 7-12 year old's at the Calthorpe Community Gardens. Join them for 5 fun-filled sessions and begin the journey of discovering your superpower!

Finding Your Superpower is a Confidence Building programme that will help children take the fear out of failure and realise their unique and unlimited potential.

Over 5 engaging sessions, children will build their confidence and begin the exciting journey of discovering their superpower!

Each session of Finding Your Superpower was designed using the insight of experts in education to ensure that key skills are targeted effectively. Every session in the programme begins with a warm-up game, concludes with 5 minutes of mindfulness practice and has frequent opportunities for children to reflect on their learning.

Inner Wings use fun and engaging activities, such as improvisation and storytelling to build an environment in which children can take risks and build their self efficacy. With multiple opportunities for collaborative working and reflection, children will learn the value of their contribution and begin to develop a growth mindset.

Free for 7-12 year olds, there are 20 places and if you would like to take part you must commit to all 5 sessions that take place from August 9th-13th.

Keep an eye out to book your place shortly!

Check out their website:

Skills Exchange Project

Posted on 09/06/2021 in Youth Sector News , Community , Resources , Opportunities , Training , Employment

Skills Exchange Project are a non profit organisation who seek to guide and mentor at risk youngsters, by using the skills they already have. They aim to channel these young people into progressive and law abiding ventures and guide them into fulfilling areas in business, that they may not have known existed or had access to. Their services also include mentorship, personal finance and life skills.

Skills Exchange Project (S.E.P.) have experienced facilitators in Post 16 education with CELTA, PGCE and AET qualifications. They also have vast experience in FE colleges and Adult centre’s in and around London.

They have an ex city worker with an IAG certificate and ACSI accreditations from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments to guide our beneficiaries through the much demanded Introduction to Trading.

These workshops will be held several times a week. If demand increases then we will increase the frequency of the workshops.

The Skills Exchange Project are committed to giving mentorship and direction, providing workshops and surgeries to young offenders, at risk youth and young people from both the BAME and wider community.

To find out more and learn about their services click the button below.

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Free dancing lessons for age 16-25

Posted on 01/06/2021 in Training , Community , Opportunities , Youth Sector News

Wac Arts is inviting those aged 16-25 for free dance training!

Announcing our guest Artistic Directors

Lukas McFarlane

Kloe Dean

Participants will get to try out what its like to be in the company and 15 dancers will be selected to receive 6 weeks of free dance training!

Please click the button for more information and how to book your taster lesson.

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Would you like to support Camden Holiday Activity and Food Programme?

Posted on 29/03/2021 in Community , Resources , Funding , Opportunities

Camden Holiday activity and food programme (HAF 2021) is designed to offer school-age children and young people eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), free access to activities and food/a meal. The programme will run during 1 week in Easter , 1 week in Winter and 4 weeks in Summer during school holidays. 4 hours , 4 days per week for 6 weeks per year 2021.

In partnership with Camden Council, YCF is expanding its Holiday Hunger programme in 2021.

We are looking for Camden-based organisations to help provide food and/or deliver youth activities during Summer and Christmas holidays.

Please let us know if your organisation has the capacity to run cooking sessions, cook onsite meals or provide food deliveries in Camden.

In addition, Holiday Hubs are looking to partner with other local charities to provide sport sessions, host activity workshops, run holiday camps and more.

To learn more or express an interest in collaborating with programme delivery partners, please email

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Book your place for FREE Camden Holiday Activity and Food Programme this Easter School Holidays!

Posted on 29/03/2021 in Community , Opportunities

Places are limited, book your place quickly!

Is your child eligible for free school meals and aged between 5-16?

You can book 4 days this Easter, for 4 hours a day in one of the Easter Holiday Hubs in the Camden borough.

Children and young people will have access to number of enriching activities and a free healthy hot meal on the day.

Click here to see the list of holiday hubs with available spaces.

Click here to visit YCF Holiday Hunger page to learn more about the programme.

Click here to see the information in the Camden Rise regarding the HAF 2021 programme.

List of Easter Holiday Hubs

Further employment support from Camden Council

Posted on 09/03/2021 in Training , Community , Resources , Opportunities

If you’re 16-24 looking for work or job advice, check out the range of partners in Camden Council that provide bespoke employment and training advice to Camden residents.

Your Future has been setup to help make it easier to navigate the services available, provide one to one advice and signpost you to the right support based on your needs.

There is support for:

  • Employment support and apprenticeships
  • Education and Training
  • Work experience

Click here to read more.

Easing out of Lockdown

Posted on 04/03/2021 in Resources , Community

Powerful video from Wac Arts about a young person's thoughts on the first lockdown in 2020. Covid 19, lockdown, job loss, daily death count, lack of human interaction…

"I don't know what will happen at the end, down the line, but lets stay hopeful for better days to come.."

Video credits to Wac Arts and Fitzrovia Youth in Action.

Google & Digital Boost Offer Free Training Workshops

Posted on 18/02/2021 in Training , Community , Resources

Would your team benefit from a class in digital marketing strategy, or learning how to access online ad grants? Can your organisation benefit from a free 1-1 mentoring programme, designed to support small businesses and charities grow their digital capabilities?

Google is planning to run a free training workshop, as well as host 1-1 mentoring sessions. If you’d like to register your interest, please fill in the form to enable their team to tailor the session to be as useful as possible, and submit before Friday 26th February.


Free Maths activities to help your kids at home

Posted on 10/02/2021 in Resources , Community

New for 2021, National Numeracy is offering 28 free activities to help parents, and teachers support children with Maths at home.

The activities are aligned to the 2014 English National Curriculum and support school learning, but with National Numeracy's unique emphasis on developing number confidence, a positive attitude and having fun discovering everyday Maths together.

Click the link to download the resources.

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