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.

Camden Youth Awards – congratulations to the winners

These awards acknowledge, celebrate and give recognition to young people in our borough who have made significant progress in their own lives, achieved something substantial or have made considerable contributions to other people or their community. Young people were due to receive their awards at an event at the Camden Centre on Thursday 26 November 2015.

    Reshaping youth support services

    A consultation on reshaping Camden’s youth support services begins on 2 November 2015 and runs until 8 January 2016.

    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 will be 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. 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.

    Youth MP and Camden Youth Council

    Find out more about Camden's Youth MP, the borough's Youth Council and how to get involved on the young people's democracy web page. To stand as a candidate in the 2016 Youth MP election you need to sign up before 15 January 2016 by emailing or calling him on 020 7974 6812. Voting will begin on Monday 14 March 2016.

    Camden Summer University

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