As a part of TDC’s youth work, we are proud members of the Brighton and Hove Youth Collective – a partnership working across Brighton & Hove. Working as a collective allows us to share best practices and resources so that we can strategically address the needs of young people in the city.
For those of you who haven’t heard of the collective before, our digital apprentice Elle has written a handy introduction to tell you what it is and who is involved…
The Brighton and Hove Youth Collective is the place where young people can find out what Youth events and sessions are going on in their local area across Brighton and Hove. The Brighton and Hove Youth Collective is made up of 7 well known youth charities and organisations. These are:
- The Brighton Youth Centre is a youth centre that provides a number of activities, sessions and events for young people. Activities include skateboarding, the youth club, football, basketball and many more.
- The Deans Youth Project works with young people from the Woodingdean, Rottingdean and Saltdean area. They have a youth centre on Warren Road with an indoor sports court which supports activities and youth club sessions throughout the week.
- The Hangleton and Knoll Project is based in the west of the city and has been established for over 30 years. The youth and community development organisation offers 11 to 25 year olds activities, events and trips.
- The Tarner Community Project is based in the heart of Brighton and offers a wide range of activities for young people including a club which offers different sorts of activities and sessions every weekday.
- TDC is a charity which helps people of all ages to establish their community priorities and then meet them. The youth team supports young people to form and run their own groups, to find ways to communicate what they need and to raise funds for their own activities.
- The YMCA Downslink Group based in Brighton is there to support young people with a number of services, for example they can help a young person with housing e.g. emergency accommodation. As well as this they offer counselling to help an individual young person’s health and wellbeing as well as training courses and education.
- The Young People’s Centre is a safe space where young people between 13 and 25 can go to a number of sessions such as Global Social. They are able to get affordable meals and free condoms via the C Card scheme, as well as access to low-cost counselling and life coaching.
The Brighton & Hove Youth Collective is also partnered with these three equalities organisations:
- Allsorts Youth Project – working with LGB&T and questioning young people.
- The Black and Minority Ethnic Young People’s Project (BMEYPP) – working with BME young people
- Extratime – working with children and young people with disabilities