Newham LGBTQIA+ Youth Project

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Newham LGBTQ+ Youth Project works with LGBTQIA+ people or people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity between the ages of 9-25.

There is a regular group CAYA – Come As You Are, along with drop in sessions for LGBTQIA+ young people looking for support from youth workers. The service is free to access and provides a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place where young people can be themselves, meet other LGBTQ+ young people, make new friends, have fun taking part in activities and influence change in the community.

Whilst still in development, we aim to:

  • Create a friendly, welcoming and inclusive, interactive space for the young people to express themselves in discussion and projects.
  • Involve LGBTQ+ young people in improving services locally so that they better meet their needs.
  • Work with organisations, schools and partners locally, regionally and nationally to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ young people.
  • Offer youth worker support for young people to explore their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, 1-2-1 and peer groups; through creative and social action projects, to support and help improve their physical, mental, social and emotional and education well-being.
  • Create spaces where young people can take part in social action around issues that they are passionate about, this may include LGBTQ+ issues, alongside climate change, the future of employment and the built environment.
  • We engage LGBTQ+ young in the recruitment of senior leaders in Newham and other paid opportunities where they have influence and power.
  • Provide signposting for support and opportunities within the community.
  • Raise awareness, support and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Discuss and celebrate LGBTQ+ issues and history.


Newham LGBTQ+ Youth Project works under Newham’s Youth Empowerment Service Participation Team.

Services provided for

  1. Ace Spectrum Communities
  2. All LGBT+ Communities
  3. Brown, Black and Multi-Racial People of the Global Majority (PGM)
  4. Intersex/Variations in Sex Characteristics (VSC)
  5. Men
  6. Non-UK Residents
  7. People of Faith
  8. People with disabilities
  9. Women
  10. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Advocacy
  2. Arts
  3. Campaigning/Activism
  4. Disability
  5. Education
  6. Equal Opportunities/Discrimination
  7. Events
  8. Gender
  9. Infrastructure/Community Development
  10. Mental Health
  11. Networks
  12. Policy/Representation
  13. Pride
  14. Self-help/Support Group
  15. Volunteering

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