Eastside Youth is a new youth work charity, that started in January 2017 and is based in East London aiming to change the lives of young people and has been set up in response to the massive and severe funding cuts and closures of youth services across East London, leaving young people with lack of services and feeling isolated in a time where young people already feel segregated from society with no real voice.
#YouthWorkChangesLives and at Eastside Youth we aim to facilitate that change by giving young people aged 11 to 25 years old based in East London the tools and skills to lead active and independent lives by providing interactive and engaging structured youth activities, training opportunities and support that will help improve their physical, mental, emotional, social and educational well-being.
Eastside Youth aims to work in partnership with local councils, housing associations and youth and community organisations and services that work with young people to fill gaps in service provision where there is identified need in the hope to ensure young people have access to needed youth work and youth development services.
Eastside Youth provides two LGBT+ Youth Groups;
1. Havering for 13-19 year olds on Monday evenings 6pm to 8pm
2. Colours (in Tower Hamlets) for 16-25 year olds on Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm