Luton Youth Partnership Service
The Luton Youth Partnership Service lead on a number of projects and initiatives that aim to not only prevent young people from offending but support them and their families in being safe, healthy and empowered.
The TREE Project
The Luton TREE Project, (Tackling, Reducing, and Ending Exploitation of Young People in Luton) is a multi-agency initiative aimed at tackling and disrupting individuals and gangs who attempt to groom and exploit young people. As part of the project, the Youth Partnership also deliver training to local organisations who have a prominent role in young people’s lives. In December, they provided training to staff at Mary Seacole Housing Association, and in January held a training session with the staff at the Luton Town FC Community Trust.
Open Door Cooking Club
The Open Door Cooking Club is a scheme that helps young people and families to cook healthy and affordable meals.
Luton Youth Council
The Luton Youth Council provides young people with a platform to speak out on issues that affect their daily lives. The members have identified three priority concerns to be addressed to help improve lives for young people in Luton:
- Addressing issues around poverty
- Improving access to sports facilities for all young people
- Increased opportunities for young people
Youth Partnership Service work in schools
The Youth Partnership Service provides workshops and 1:1 mentoring in primary and secondary schools throughout Luton. Youth workers provide sessions on a variety of different topics, including mental health and wellbeing, building resilience and confidence, and gang and knife crime awareness
For more information about all of these programmes and more, please contact the team at [email protected].