Youth services

Youth support services

We offer a wide-ranging programme of activities that builds young people’s skills and confidence, as well as targeted advice and support for young people with additional needs. For more details contact our integrated youth support service or one of our three main council-run youth centres:

  • Somers Town Youth Centre, 134 Chalton Street, London NW1 1RX. Tel: 020 7974 4559
  • Kilburn Youth Station, 20-22 Kingsgate Place, London NW6 4TA. Tel: 020 7974 8812 / 8813
  • Fresh Youth Academy, 25 Bertram Street, London N19 5DQ. Tel: 020 7974 2180

Council-run youth support services also run at the following centres:

  • South Camden Youth and Connexions Access Point, 82-84 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8DG. Tel: 020 7974 8257/8256
  • Maitland Park Gym, Maitland Park Villas, London, NW3 2ET

Changes to our services were recently agreed by the Council’s Cabinet following an eight-week consultation. For more details about our services, you can also email info.youth@camden.gov.uk


Camden Integrated Youth Support Service – youth work grant funding programme 2016-18

A total of £330,000 per year is available for organisations. The closing date for applications is Sunday 6 June 2016. Completed applications, along with the required documentation, should be emailed to youthworkfunding@camden.gov.uk

Camden Summer University – course bookings open 15 June 2016

Camden Summer University, which runs from 25 July to 26 August 2016, offers young people aged 13 to 19 fantastic free courses hosted by some of London’s biggest names. Courses are FREE to all young people aged 13 to 19 (up to 25 with disabilities) who live in Camden, attend a local secondary school or Council youth project. You can view course details online from 1 June 2016 and bookings open on 15 June 2016.

New Youth MP elected

Camden’s new Youth MP is Esther Joy Boadu, 17, a student at Haverstock School. She was elected on 13 April 2016 after a ballot in schools and colleges across Camden. Eden Lunghy, 17, and Saba Asif, 15, were elected as Deputy Youth MPs.

    The Hive – new youth base for Camden


    A new youth base for Camden, called The Hive, recently opened in Harben Parade, Finchley Road NW3. 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.

    Find out more


    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:

    • Note: recently-agreed changes means that the Seven O’Clock Club is now running from Fresh Youth Academy and Somers Town Youth Centre (more details in the above flyer), not the Pirate Castle
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