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Lancaster Centre

We are a fully integrated Youth Centre What we aim to do:

1. To facilitate, resource and co-ordinate a wide range of responsive and accessible provision for young people between the ages of 13-19 years up to 25 years old for young people identified as LDD

2. To create an informal environment which is conducive to promoting personal and social education, through our Carers Guidance Service.

3. To promote integration between young people from different backgrounds and with different abilities.

4. To develop interest and help young people gain skills and accreditation which will enhance their employment opportunities Regular activities include—boxing training, cooking, table tennis, recording studio sessions, quizzes, football, film nights, t-shirt and design and printing, Keyboard lessons, Art , Play station 4 games on large screen, quizzes and puzzles, Make up and beauty, debates on topical issues, Prince’s Trust Team Programme, CV writing, job finding, apprenticeships, business enterprise, art therapy and counselling, sexual health and housing advice. The regular program is complimented by a variety of educational and recreational events and trips. Members have access to a fully equipped computer room linked to the Internet. We have a studio and our members are trained to use it. We have a volunteer scheme for young people to help them get experience of being a youth worker. We offer free transport to and from the centre for young people with disabilities. We are open for daytime provision, Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 5.30pm (Careers Service) and Monday to Friday 7 to 10pm (Wednesday is exclusive to young people identified as LDD). We have a homework club on Sunday morning, from 10am to 2pm.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mick Mckenna
Contact Position
Centre Co-ordinator
 020 7313 6547
Lancaster Centre

Janice Sealy (Manager Day Provision)

Other Details


Age Ranges
13-25 years

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Who is this service available to?

Young people between the ages of 13-19 years up to 25 years old for young people identified as LDD.

How do you access this service?

Any young person between 13-19 years (up to 25 years for LDD) can just attend the centre, there is no entrance or membership fees– they will have to fill out a membership form and a medical form if they have LDD If a young person requires 1:1 help they would need to contact the Centre co-ordinator who would arrange a meeting to discuss their needs. We take referrals from several agencies.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

The centre is monitored against various set targets for the year on an electronic register system. Borough Commissioners inspect the data. Individual files on LDD members are kept and progress is monitored. Areas and examples of personnel social development are monitored and recorded in the debrief sessions at the end of each session. We have been inspected by OFSTED on two occasions in the last ten years and were deemed excellent on both occasions. Managers attend various sessions on a regular basis to ensure quality of service. Staff meet regularly to evaluate past work and to plan for the future. Regular supervision sessions with management. A yearly Borough wide youth satisfaction survey is held

Last Updated 19/12/2016

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