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Youth Hubs

Growing up can have it’s challenges but there is support on hand at our Youth Hubs. These are friendly and accessible places that provide support to 11-24 year olds around:

  • Skills and employability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Activities and groups delivered by the youth hub team

 

Visit one of our Youth Hubs to chat to our youth workers to find the help you need. Our youth workers can link with local groups and support.

Find your local Youth Hub below to find out what’s on offer through our What’s On Guides. You can also visit Community > Wakefield to discover more activities available across the district.

Pontefract & Knottingley and Castleford & Airedale Clusters Youth Hub

a warehouse building surrounded by grassland to the left and buildings to the right

The Hut

Kershaw Avenue,

Castleford,

WF10 3ES

01977 727622

Normanton & Featherstone and South East Clusters Youth Hub

Platform One

Wakefield Rd,

Hemsworth,

WF9 4AB

01977 727018

Wakefield Central & North West and South West Clusters Youth Hub

291392 WFT Family Hubs sign no text

West Parade

5 West Parade, Wakefield, WF1 1LT

01924 302665

Wakefield Youth Justice Service

Wakefield Youth Justice Service works with children aged 10-17 and their families where children are at risk of or involved in crime and anti-social behaviour. The service aims to help children to access education and positive activities as well as supporting families to help their children stay away from crime and make a successful transition to adulthood.

For more information about Youth Justice Services please visit Youth offending teams – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or for specific enquiries relating to Wakefield Youth Justice Service please call 01924 304155.

Youth Core Offer

SKILLS AND EMPLOYABILITY PROGRAMME – Weekly sessions run with Wakefield Families Together partners, supporting young people to access education, employment and training

WF CONNECT CAFÉ – Centre based and remote internet access

ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT WORKER LED – Communication Support, Life Skills, Social Media, Smoking Cessation

YOUNG CARERS – Group session for young carers

OPEN ACCESS YOUTH PROVISION – Open access youth sessions for 11-13yrs and 13-16yrs, delivered by partners from the VCSE

STREET BASED YOUTH WORK – Twice weekly Youth Worker led detached, community based youth work sessions.

District-wide Programmes and Interventions

BRANCHING OUT – A 5 day intensive outdoor activity project where we look to re-engage young people back into positive activities. Young people are referred to the programme.

NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP SERVICE – This is a programme for 16-17 year olds. It offers the chance to take part in challenging, fun activities and develop skills and confidence and the opportunity to create social action projects in the community.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH – This is for young people aged 13 (year 9) up to their 25th birthday. There are 3 levels of award and by completing these young people will gain new skills, push themselves physically and voluntarily help others in the community.

STRIPES+ – This is a LGBTQIA+ group for young people aged 13-19. One to one support is available at all sessions and we provide advice, guidance and learning around forming positive relationships, building self-esteem, online safety, sexual health and much more.

SEND GROUP – The groups are for young people with additional needs aged 13-25. The clubs offer informal learning, are a place to meet new friends and engage in positive activities.