CAYSH started providing housing in 1981 for young people in Croydon. As time has gone by the needs of people have become more varied and more complex. CAYSH has learned a great deal about how to help vulnerable young people to rebuild their lives and applied this and shared with others who do similar work. CAYSH operates across South London, still mainly in a housing context, but by no means always - and their determination to keep young people at the heart of all they do is as strong as ever.
• Services to prevent youth homelessness.
• Provision of a range of safe and secure accommodation for young people.
• Support to help people develop their independence and living skills
• Helping young people to access training, employment and counselling.
• Aiming to help every young person we meet fulfil their potential.
There are also many opportunities to become involved in CAYSH as a volunteer.
The Foundation delivers a comprehensive and diverse sports and educational programme throughout the London boroughs of Croydon, Bromley and Sutton and works with a host of major partners. The Foundation’s main areas of work are Football and multi-sports development, Social Inclusion, Health and Education, Disability and Women and Girl’s Football. Working within a broad age spectrum of delivery for 3 to 19 year olds, the Foundation has consistently achieved over 100,000 participation attendances in recent years and aims to attain even higher figures in the future.
Works with 17-35 year olds experiencing psychosis
- 020 8254 8358
Jigsaw4u is a charity working to support children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement. It brings together children and young people who feel alone and different, so that by sharing their experiences they can develop the tools to move forward in their lives.
Off the Record is a confidential service for 11-21 year olds to give free counselling sessions and to give advice to their problems and support.
- 020 8251 0251
The UK’s longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Offering family support services, regular sessions for children and young people who are in particular need of support, young peoples' sessions, counselling and peer support.
A centre working for the community, with the community, in the community. A large range of activities is offered for all ages and there are opportunities for volunteering.
- 020 8669 9050
StreetChance is a partnership between the Cricket Foundation and Barclays Spaces for Sports. It partners with the Metropolitan Police to engage young people in areas affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour. Cricket sessions for 8-15 year olds. Boys' sessions at the Phoenix Leisure Centre, Sutton, girls' sessions at the Indoor Cricket School, Sutton.
Offers assessment, advice, information and treatment in respect of children and young people whose behaviour suggests they have psychological, developmental or mental health difficulties affecting their wellbeing.
- 0203 513 3800
The Sutton LGBT Forum is a volunteer run organisation created to help all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in Sutton and its surrounding neighbourhoods.
A youth group is held every Wednesday at the Sutton Youth Centre on Robin Hood Lane for LGBT people aged 13-19. The Forum also offers opportunities to become involved through volunteering.
Run by the Springboard Project, SMILE is designed to support disabled young people to develop and practice life skills they need to progress into adulthood, so their activities focus on building independence, increasing social skills and introducing new opportunities.
This a specialist service for children and young people aged 8 to 25 who have caring responsibilities. They might be caring for a relative who is ill, physically disabled or elderly, or who has a mental health issue or substance misuse problem. Services available include advice, support, school and homework support, a newsletter and someone to speak on the young person's behalf.
- 020 82965611
Sutton youth centre provides activities such as rock climbing, table tennis, football, archery etc. that run alongside educational discussions and issues based on the discussions.
- 020 8642 0634
Urban Youth Action is a charity with a Christian ethos, based in the London Borough of Sutton. Through its extreme sports and volunteering programmes, they aim to inspire young people of all abilities in their social, physical and spiritual development. They seek to equip them to become contributing and valued members of society and to build community cohesion, often working in partnership with other organisations.