Chair and Non-Executive Directors needed to help make a lasting difference to Young People in Kensington and Chelsea.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is set to become the first Council in the UK to transform its Youth Support and Development Service (YSDS) into a stand-alone social enterprise that is owned by its employees through a share issue. 

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Young people

Youth work supports young people through the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It offers young people aged 14 to 25 the opportunity to learn more about themselves, and to realise their potential, through a wide variety of activities which combine enjoyment and personal challenge. Youth workers have a strong commitment to young people as partners in developing and shaping the service, and offer many opportunities for responsibility and decision-making. Young people are actively involved in designing club activities and in supporting one another through peer education programmes.

All youth centres offer regular evening programmes of activities, with some also providing weekend and holiday projects. Activities cater for all interests and abilities, and include special provision for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Programmes typically allow young people to explore issues such as citizenship, health and personal relationships, the environment, sport, music and the arts.

Youth projects provide specialist services and activities for young people. These include sports and performing arts projects, information, advice and guidance services, and training opportunities. Youth projects operate in a wide variety of informal settings, including youth centres, community venues, estates and outreach work.

The community education service supports many voluntary youth organisations within the Royal Borough by providing staffing and other financial support. It also supports a varied community arts programme for young people which includes theatre, singing, dance, photography and video production.

For general enquiries regarding the Youth Support and Development Service contact: