COVID-19 UPDATE TDC Youth Team
The TDC Youth team is operating remotely, mostly online, by providing a weekly schedule of events such as facebook chats, zoom youth clubs and other live streams plus daily challenges and quizzes.
You can find the current schedule and more information on our TDC Youth team facebook page →
Our Youth team works primarily in the North and East of Brighton & Hove. Our innovative and varied youth work programme includes regular youth clubs, detached youth work, youth-specific consultations and participation work. And dedicated one-to-one support on health and wellbeing issues.
We aim to use developmental models to give young people the skills and confidence to make positive changes in their own lives and achieve great things for themselves and their communities.
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Meet the Youth Work Team
We are trained and qualified in Youth Work and Community Development. We help children and young people to help themselves through hand ups, not hand-outs.
- Adam Muirhead, Director of Youth Work - Find Adam on facebook
- Caroline Vitta, Youth Work Area Manager - East - Find Caroline on facebook
- Kate Barker, Youth Work Area Manager - North - Find Kate on facebook
- Sue Feighery, Freelance Projects Manager, Brighton Streets
- Polly Labanya, Health and Wellbeing Youth Worker - Find Polly on facebook
- Adam Welton - REBOOT Youth Coach - Find Adam on facebook
- Sophie Murphy, Senior Youth Worker - Find Sophie on facebook
- Sean Older, Senior Youth Worker - Find Sean on facebook
- Evie Beardmore, Lead Youth Worker
- Charlotte Geerts, Youth Worker
- Amy Baker, Youth Worker
- Georgina Grant-Mills, Lead Youth Worker
- Jack Jackson, Lead Youth Worker
- Abi May, Youth Worker
- Mike Garrett, Youth Worker
- Chris Young, Youth Worker
- Ewan Alexander, Youth Worker
- David Garrett, Freelance Projects Manager
- John Lewry, Freelance Projects Manager
- Elle Dyson, Youth Worker
- Raquel Boira-Boulding, Youth Worker
- Tanya Arie, Youth Worker
- Shamann Back, Youth Worker
- Abi Davies-Boon, Youth Worker
Volunteer with the TDC youth team.
The Trust for Developing Communities youth team is looking for volunteers.
We run youth sessions (mostly with 11 – 19 year olds) in the North and East of Brighton and would like enthusiastic and committed people to become part of our team.
We support those with disabilities, challenging behaviour, social and emotional issues as well as those who have no major personal concerns.
We are ideally looking for people who have some experience in working with young people, but are open to all applicants. A DBS check will be necessary.
Please contact Kate Barker on [email protected]
Here is a list of our current Youth Sessions in East and North Brighton. The Youth Team work closely with young people to design the youth session they want so love to hear from young people and their parents/carers about what they want for young people and are always happy to include new ideas. We also support local people to get involved with running youth sessions. If you are interested in getting a youth project going or would like to volunteer with us, please do contact us.
East Brighton – Whitehawk, Bristol Estate, Woodingdean and the Deans
For all East Teams Youth Work Contact: Caroline Vitta (Youth Manager East). Mobile: 07481 896 892 Email: [email protected] or Sophie Murphy (Senior Youth Worker) Mobile: 07869378722 Email: [email protected]
Whitehawk Youth Session. Every Monday from 3.30-5.30pm at Manor Gym
A new session for young people aged 11-18 years. There’s a mix of sports, games, arts, conversations and other activities available run by a friendly team of youth workers. Free drinks, sandwiches and fruit are also available during the session. Youth workers can offer the C card scheme, chlamydia tests and confidential relationship support for young people aged over 13 years. We are looking for local volunteers of all ages to support session. So, if you are interested in volunteering in your community let us know!
Manor Gym, Manor Road, Brighton, BN2 5AE
Whitehawk Youth Café. Every Thursday from 3.30-7.30pm at the Hawks café.
A drop in café based session for young people aged 11-18 years. There are always games, conversations and other activities available run by a friendly team of youth workers. We offer free drinks, sandwiches and fruit. Youth workers can offer the C card scheme, chlamydia tests and confidential relationship support for young people aged over 13 years. The Whitehawk Library is open too until 5pm so ask us how you can get a library card. We are looking for local volunteers of all ages to support the café side of the session – making drinks and sandwiches with the young people. So, if you are interested in volunteering in your community let us know!
Hawks Café, Whitehawk Hub, 179a Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, BN2 5GD
Woodingdean Youth Club. Weekly Sessions.
We run 3 sessions a week for young people in Woodingdean. The sessions give the opportunity for young people to take part in sports, music, arts, games and cooking activities. We also have the C card scheme, chlamydia tests and confidential relationship support for young people aged over 13 years. Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm Junior session - Years 7 and 8
Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm Seniors session - Years 9, 10 &11 Friday 6.30-8.30pm All ages Youth Club
Woodingdean Youth Centre, Warren Road, Woodingdean, BN2 6BB
Saltdean Youth Club. Every Friday 6-8pm
Finish the week off with a fun youth session for young people aged 11-16. The session is run by local volunteers with the support of a TDC youth worker. Young people can play computer games, take part in a variety of sports activities and get arty. Young people can also bring in a pizza which youth workers will cook and there is a tuck shop during the session.
Saltdean Football Club, Hill Park, Coombe Vale, Saltdean, BN2 8HJ
St David’s Hall Bike Club, Thursdays 3.30-7pm (Term-time)
TDC are supporting the Bike Club on Thursdays in Whitehawk. All are welcome, to get support to fix and maintain your bike. Qualified mechanics are on hand to help. You can see more about the Bike it Clubs here www.whitehawkbikeworkshop.weebly.com (TDC are supporting the Bike Club with some Development of the Project and delivery of sessions.)
Whitehawk Road , Whitehawk, BN2 5FL
North Brighton - Moulsecoomb, Bevendean, Patcham and Coldean
67 Centre Bike Club, Tuesdays, 4-5pm at the 67 Centre (term-time)
Fix up your own bike using the tools, spare parts and help from the club’s friendly bike mechanic. Or if you want you are welcome to come and work on one of our ‘project bikes’ that we receive as donations to fix up and sell; we ‘pay’ you £5 per hour for work you do on project bikes as credit that you can build up and spend on bike-related kit – or just buy a freshly restored bike from the club! Open to ages 12 – 17, qualifications in bicycle mechanics available.
67 Centre, Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb, BN2 4SE
St Michael's Way Young Women’s group, Wednesdays, 3.30-5.30pm (term time)
This session is open to all the girls and young women living on the Travellers' site on St Michael's Way whether they are living in settled accommodation or staying on the transit part of the site. We do lots of arts and crafts and games in the session as well as making time for snacks and chatting together
This session is supported by Friends, Families and Travellers.
St Michael's Way Young Men’s group, Wednesdays, 4-5.30pm
This session is open to all the boys and young men living on the Travellers site on St Michael's Way whether they living in settled accommodation or staying on the transit part of the site. This session is weather and light dependant so during the darker winter months may move indoors.
This session is in partnership with Friends, Families and Travellers. Contact Kate Barker (as above) or Samson Rattigan [email protected]
Look Sussex, Wednesdays, 5.30-7pm at the 67 Centre (term time)
The Trust for Developing Communities in partnership with the charity Look Sussex are supporting weekly sessions for young people, who are visually impaired/blind, to access fun and interactive youth sessions.
All the sessions are FREE. The young people plan their activities with the youth workers and these can range from weekly cookery, craft making activities through to silent discos, singing, messy play and quiz nights. If you know any families who may benefit from the sessions (we welcome parents, carers and siblings to stay for a cuppa and chat) everyone is very welcome. And if you are interested in maybe volunteering in your community and this sounds like a group you would like to help grow, let us know!
Contact Kate Barker ( as above) or call 07809 829734 or alternatively contact Look Sussex, Tara Dutton on [email protected] or call 07703 434119
67 Centre, Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb, BN2 4SE
Coldean Youth Group, Thursdays, 6.30-8pm, Coldean Youth Club (term time)
Open Youth club for young people aged 11-18. Loads of great activities on offer including arts, games, making food and activities that the young people choose themselves. Young people are supported by a team of great youth workers who are around to chat and give support on any issues raised. We also offer the C card scheme (for free condoms), chlamydia tests and confidential relationship support for young people aged over 13 years.
Moulsecoomb Youth Group, Thursdays, 5.30-7.30pm, 67 Centre
Everyone aged 11-16 is welcome to this lively session where young people get to make food, play pool, table tennis, make us of the Multi Use Games Area & chill-our room as well as hang out with friends old & new. Young people are supported by a team of experienced youth workers who are around to chat and give support on any issues raised. We also offer the C card scheme (for free condoms), chlamydia tests and confidential relationship support for young people aged over 13 years.
Kicks Free Football, Fridays, 5-6pm, Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre (term time)
Come and get active with some indoor football run by the fantastic Albion in the Community. This session is open to all young people aged 11-19 years. A Parental consent form is needed for the sessions which can be collected from the Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre. For more information, please email [email protected]
Other Youth Work Sessions (across East and North Brighton)
Detached and Outreach Youth Work Sessions
Contact Sue Feighery Brighton Streets Project Manager) mobile 07308965250 email [email protected]
The TDC Youth team like to get out and about in the areas we work in so often we take to the streets to meet young people in their communities. It’s a great way for us to get to know what’s going on in different areas and to meet new young people who may not go to a youth club. We’ll have a backpack of resources with us such as leaflets about different activities for young people, condoms, pens and a first aid kit. Sometimes we might have a quiz, game or some sports equipment too. We always work in pairs or threes and wear id badges. Look out for Detached Youth Workers in both East and North communities. Check out our TDC Youth Facebook page to find out when we are out and about.
Summer Holiday Activities
We all get excited about a long summer holiday from school but that’s a lot of weeks to fill up. Every summer we organise a summer programme with young people. All the activities are at minimal cost as we want everyone to have the opportunity to do something fun. Previous activities have included trips to go-karting, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, Thorpe Park, and Butlins. We also have local activities in the community such as youth clubs, arts activities, sports, movie nights and cooking sessions. We produce a leaflet/registration form for the Summer Holiday Programme every year so keep a look out for it during May to August. Contact Caroline or Kate ( as above) for updates
Tantrum and Mini Tantrum Community Led Youth Dance Group
Tantrum was supported by TDC to form as a Completely Voluntary Community led Project which started back in 2014. The Adult Committee support the members who range from 6-16 years to access 2 sessions of Dance a week locally in Queens Park, as well as to perform in the community and wider city. Wednesdays 5-6.15 aged 6-10 years and Tuesdays 5-7pm for aged 10-16 years. Both sessions cost £1.00 and you need to check with the Team Leader if any spaces are currently available on 07954 7611095. Or you can get more information from [email protected]
We have also been delivering the Curiosity Club after school on Tuesdays. This is an exciting project bringing together science, technology and creativity, inspiring young people to become the inventors of their generation. Click here to find out more →
Find out more about some of our recent projects:
Brighton & Hove Youth Collective
As a member of the Brighton & Hove Youth Collective, we help youth projects grow in communities where they are needed. Our trained community workers have helped start groups from scratch, supported projects that need some extra help (for example, by raising more money) and brought together existing projects for large-scale events.
Riziki was 12 years old when she first got involved with us. It was clear she had the motivation to improve things in her local community, and after thriving in several TDC groups we asked her to join the Big Dish Out, a teen-led project to commission £20,000 of council money to local charities.
Riziki went from strength to strength – speaking at the national Green Party conference at the age of 16. When she was 17 years old, we invited Riziki to join our board of trustees. Last year her voluntary efforts were formally acknowledged in a letter from Prime Minister David Cameron, later reported on in the Argus.
When we met Daisy she was 11 years old and having behavioural issues. We encouraged her to join a young women’s group in the community and by the time she was 15 years old, she was helping run the sessions.
Following incredible growth through the women’s group, Daisy wanted to study Health and Social Care at college. She hit a stumbling block because she could not afford the bus fare. We helped her build her CV with the skills she had from volunteering and gave her a reference so she could get part-time work. Daisy could support herself and control her own life.
Daisy is now 18 years old and continues to volunteer with us. She says volunteering has helped her achieve her potential and wants to give other young women the same opportunities.