Youth services

Guide to Camden youth services

We offer a wide-ranging, exciting and engaging programme of activities that builds young people’s skills and confidence.

Please note: a consultation on reshaping Camden’s youth support services ended on 8 January 2016 and proposed changes to these services will go to Cabinet on 6 April for decision.


Youth MP election – 14 to 23 March 2016

Find out more about Camden's Youth MP, the borough's Youth Council and how to get involved or email rashid.ali@camden.gov.uk.

The Hive - new youth base for Camden


A new youth base for Camden, called The Hive, opened in Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage in October 2015. The Hive is a safe and welcoming place for Camden young people aged 16 to 24 who may be caught in the gap between children’s and adults’ services.

Axis, a new boroughwide health and wellbeing service, is based at The Hive and employs a team of young adults trained to help other young people in many areas of their life including education, employment, housing, social care, health and wellbeing.

The Hive is also a place for young people to relax, study, meet new people and get information about local services. There are spaces for e-learning and personal study, as well as a social enterprise where young people can get experience to help build their CVs.

The Hive and Axis is managed by Catch22 in partnership with local specialist organisations, while the new base and service have been jointly commissioned by Camden Council and the NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with funding from the CCG. A Young People’s Board has been involved in the design and delivery at every stage.

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Disability Project

Camden's Integrated Youth Support Service is committed to supporting young people with a range of disabilities in their transition to adulthood, working with them to reach and increase their fully potential so they can play a more active role in their local community and society. Find out more by reading or downloading our guide to disability youth projects below:


Under 25s advice service

If you are aged 16 to 24, this is where you can ask about or discuss anything with someone who will listen and help. Young people come to us with questions about welfare benefits and housing, education, money advice and personal problems.

Camden Summer University

Camden Summer University offers young people aged 13 to 19 fantastic free courses hosted by some of London’s biggest names.

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