Young People Service (YPS)

Young People’s Service (formally Youth Service) works with children, young people, and families to secure enough educational and recreational leisure-time activities. This aims to improve young people’s well-being and their personal and social development.

Our main focus is on Early Help. We work with local organisations and agencies to find ways to spot issues and potential unmet needs of individual children and families.

Once identified, we can offer positive participative activities, programmes and initiatives across the borough to prevent young people and families entering the criminal justice system.

Our service has three elements that offer locally based services for youths in the area:

  • our third sector partners
  • an internally operated participation and
  • a targeted support team.

We work together to ensure we offer the right opportunities and help.

Service providers

Local partners
External commissioned servicesInternal Youth Participation TeamInternal Break the Cycle Team

Centre based services - 4 service providers, 10 centres

Young Mayor

Early Help, 1:1, groupwork and whole family support

Specialists services - 4 providers (LGBTQ, SEND, Arts Transitions)

Youth Council

EHA's and Young Care is Statutory assessments

Detached services - 1 service provider 5 teams covering NW, SW, NE, SE and Central boroughwide

Young Carers Service

Delivery of group work sessions i.e. Breaking the Cycle

Targeted commissioning

Children Living in Care

 

 

The service works jointly with Youth Justice service in supporting young people as part of their step-down process to re-engaging in Targeted or Universal services and encouraging user voice through participative activities such as the youth Cocil.

Youth provision

The following provisions free to access and are made available for young people who live, work and / or study in in Tower Hamlets and the City of London area. 

The model of delivery for youth services has changed and is now delivered on a quadrant basis across the borough.

The borough has commissioned 10 universal centre-based youth centres, 4 specialist’s youth provisions for specific cohorts of young people and 5 Detached youth provisions to support and engage young people on their territory (streets, parks, open & shared public spaces) where participation is voluntary.

Universal centre-baased youth centres

North West Quadrant

Osmani Trust deliver the Youth Contract in the North West of the borough from two locations.

Osmani Centre
58 Underwood Road, London, E1 5AW

Osmani Centre

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Osmani Centre

6-9pm

4-7pm
Girls session

CLOSED

6-9pm

6-9pm

12-3pm
Girls session

 

Minerva Community Centre
10 Minerva street, Bethnal Green, E2 9EH

Minerva Community Centre 

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Minerva Centre

CLOSED 

CLOSED

5-8.30pm

CLOSED

5-8.30pm

12-3pm
Girls session 

 

Contact
Abdul Hasnath
Senior Project Officer
Tel: 020 7247 8080, Ext 1014
Email: abdul.hasnath@osmanitrust.orginfo@osmanitrust.org 

North East Quadrant

Poplar HARCA (Spotlight) deliver the Youth Contract in the North East of the borough from three locations.

St Paul’s Way Community Centre
83 St Paul’s Way, E3 4AJ

St Paul's Way Community Centre

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

6-9pm

CLOSED

3-9pm 

6-9pm

3-9pm 

CLOSED 

 

Linc Community Centre
70 Fern St, E3 3PR

 Linc Community Centre

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

3-9pm 

3-9pm 

6-9pm 

CLOSED

6-9pm

CLOSED 

 

Eastside Youth & Community Centre
6 Parnell Road, E3 2RB 

 Eastside Youth & Community Centre

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

CLOSED 

6-9pm 

3-9pm 

3-9pm 

6-9pm 

CLOSED 

 

Contact
Daniel Rose
Spotlight Director
Tel: 020 30 111 333
Email: hello@wearespotlight.com
Website: https://wearespotlight.com/

South West Quadrant

Newark Youth London deliver Youth Contract in the South West of the borough from three locations which belong to the council.

Haileybury Youth Centre
Ben Jonson Rd London E1 3FQ

 Haileybury Youth Centre

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

CLOSED

Online Digital Session
5-6pm

Girl only session
5-6pm

Online Digital Session
5-6pm

Youth Club
5-8pm 

Youth Club
6-8pm

Football*
8-10pm 

CLOSED

*Football session @ Stepney Green Astro pitch

 

Christian Street Hub
30 Challoner Walk, London E1 1AZ 

Christian Street Hub

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

CLOSED

Online Digital Session
5-6pm

Online Digital Session
5-6pm

Youth Club
5-8pm

Girls sessions only

Youth Club
5.30-6.30pm

Youth Club
6-8pm

CLOSED

 

Wapping Youth Club
20 Tench St, London E1W 2QF

 Wapping Youth Club

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

Football @ John Orwell Sport Centre 4.30-6.30pm

Girls only sessions -
Youth Club 3.30-6.30pm

Online Digital Sessions

5-6pm

Online Digital Session
5-6pm

Volleyball @ John Orwell Sports Centre
4-6pm

Youth Club
6-9pm

CLOSED 

 

These three sites are running a reduced service. This will be increased from December 2021. 

Contact
Manik Miah Youth Work Coordinator
Tel: 020 7392 2121, 07958 085480
Website: https://newark.org.uk/

South East Quadrant

Sporting Foundation deliver Youth Contract in the South East of the borough from two locations which belong to Tower Hamlets Council.

Limehouse Youth Centre
Limehouse Causeway, London, E14 8BN

 Limehouse Youth Centre

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

4-7pm*

4-8pm 

 

4-8pm**  

5-8pm

 

*Targeted Girls Support
**Multi Sports

St Andrews Wharf
Mast House Terrace, London, E14 3RW

 St Andrews Wharf

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

4-5pm 

 

4-8pm 

4-7pm

5-8pm 

 

* online session
**targeted support

Contact
Aroz Miah CEO
Tel: 07949 204 103
Email: aroz@sportingfoundation.com
Website: www.sportingfoundation.com

LGBTQi offer

Step Forward have been working in Tower Hamlets for more than 30 years offering LGBTQi young people support and counselling services. 

Step Forward will continue to offer this support to all our young people.

Step Forward
234 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AA

 Step Forward

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

12-8pm 

10am-8pm

12-7pm 

10am-7pm 

10am-6pm 

11am-4pm 

 

Step Forward: is open when our clients are more likely to be free.
Monday – Saturday via telephone and video calls.

 

Contact
Jennifer Fear CEO
Tel:
020 7739 3082 or 07961 201234
Website: info@step-forward.org

SEND offer

Tower Project are a specialist provider for SEND provision and have been offering services to young people for many years.

The Tower Projects Youth Groups provide an evening service for young people with disabilities aged between 11–25 years old. 

Mile End Stadium
190 Burdett Rd, London, E3 4HL

Mile End Stadium 

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

6.30-8.30pm

CLOSED

CLOSED 

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

 

The Tower Project
45-55 Whitehorse Road, London, E1 0ND

The Tower Project 

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

CLOSED 

6.30-8.30pm 

CLOSED  

6.30-8.30pm 

CLOSED 

CLOSED

 

Contact
Naima Boukhriss
Children’s Service Manager
Tel: 020 7790 9085
Email: Naima.Boukhriss@towerproject.org.uk 
Website: https://www.towerproject.org.uk/ or Youth Leisure Centre

Transition programme

Half Moon Theatre have been delivering the transition programme for the last three years. This programme mainly works with young people transitioning from year 6 to year 7 and helping these young people with this transition period of time that can be very volatile.

Many of the participants are referred by school and other are self-referral and all young people have benefited from the intervention which is aimed at creating friendships, break down barriers, raise self-esteem and self- confidence.

Half Moon Theatre
43 White Horse Road, E1 0ND 

Half Moon Theatre 

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 

4-6pm 

CLOSED 

CLOSED 

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

 

Contact
Androulla Constantinou
Producer (Creative Learning)
Tel: 07502 279 650
Website: www.halfmoon.org.uk

Breaking the Cycle (BTC)

Our team of BTC Youth Support Caseworkers aim to reduce the number of young people going into the Youth Justice System. They do this by providing additional help and tailored interventions at the earliest opportunity to vulnerable families displaying complex needs and young people aged 5 to 19 years old (up to 25 for SEND).

This includes those displaying offending behaviour, being at risk of engaging in youth violence, criminal activity, ASB and/or becoming a teenage parent / young carer. 

The team takes a partnership approach to offering preventative interventions through

  • 1:1 support
  • building relationships
  • delivering group work programmes and activities that encourages youth voice and influence,
  • maximises engagement
  • participation and learning to support reducing risks and
  • making informed choices to improve and maintain
    • positive pathways
    • achieving positive outcomes in their personal, social and emotional development, effecting positive change.

Contact

Ben Jonson Rd, London E1 3FQ (offer localised service across the borough)
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
Akhtar Rahim
Tel: 020 7364 5995/ 07961 898 320

For enquires to the BTC project please complete the Early Help Enquiry form.

Young Carers/Children in Care Council (CLICC)/Youth Council & Young Mayor

The service also delivers face to face session with young carers from Haileybury Youth Centre every Monday and Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm.

Contact Samantha.anderson@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more information.

The Junior and Teen CLICC meet every Friday from 4pm to 6pm at Haileybury Youth Centre for more information email Samantha.anderson@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The Senior CLICC (18 plus) meets every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm at Kitkat Terrace for more information contact Farhan.hoque@towerhamlets.gov.uk or Samantha.anderson@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The Youth Council and the Young Mayor Team meet every Wednesday at Mulberry Place from 5pm to 7pm for more information on Youth Council email Nahimul.islam@towerhamlets.gov.uk and for Young Mayor and deputies email Khadra.said@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

 

 

MondayTuesdayWednesdayFriday

Young Carers @ HYC

4pm to 6pm
Samantha Anderson
Aksary Rahman
Farhan Hoque
Volunteer

Young Carers @ HYC

4pm to 6pm
Samantha Anderson
Aksary Rahman
Farhan Hoque
Volunteer  

CLICC Plus @ Kitkat

4pm to 6pm
Samantha Anderson
Farhan Hoque

Youth Council @ Mulberry Place

5pm to 7pm
Nahimul Islam
Khadra Said

CLICC Junior @ Teen @ HYC

Samantha Anderson
Aksary Rahman
Volunteer 

 

Additional information

If you have an enquiry regarding a child / young person, you can contact the Early Help Hub Duty line on 020 7364 5006 (option 2).

Visit the Early Help page and complete an Early Help Enquiry form.

For any safeguarding queries / concerns, please contact

Tower Hamlets Children’s Social Care Emergency Duty line
Tel: 020 7364 2972 from (9am - 5pm)
Tel: 020 7364 4079 (out of office hours 5pm – onwards).