Get involved! See what’s on for you

Welcome to the home page of Redbridge Youth Service. We aim to give you opportunities and experiences that will help you to develop skills, make friends and create long and lasting memories. We hope to see you soon.

To attend any of our activities below you must be registered with us. If you haven't completed it before, complete our youth services registration form.

October 2021

Over the past few weeks we've seen many of you joining us at Hainault Youth Centre and online for our Redbridge Youth Council and our Monday Night Youth Group.  We have enjoyed getting back to our term-time sessions. However, it's nearly half term and we have a range of sessions and activities that we will be running to keep you busy.  Some of the sessions are online and some are face to face so have a look at our sessions below and contact us to let us know what you would like to get involved in.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dates for your calendar

Wednesday 20 October

After school club at Hainault Youth Centre: 3pm to 5.30pm 

Come and join us after school for a whole range of activities including cooking, pool, table tennis, workshops, group games and gaming.  For more details contact Liaquat Ali

LBR Youth Belonging Project at Hainault Youth Centre: 4pm to 5pm

Every young person has a story to tell, they just need a way to tell it. Hainault Youth Centre will be hosting three workshops focused on exploring young people’s sense of belonging to their neighbourhood – past, present and future. These will include lyric-writing, photography, and a final Young People’s Showcase (with pizza) with some story-telling.  For more details contact Liaquat Ali

Don't Whisper CiCC Black History Celebration: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

If you're part of our CiCC come and join us for an evening meal in Ilford to celebrate Black History.  For more details or to book a space contact Chi on 07908 461375

Monday 25 October

CiCC bulb planting at Hainault Youth Centre: 11am to 12.30pm

For our care experienced children and young people, come and join us for some bulb planting at Hainault Youth Centre.  Contact Chi on 07908 461375 for more details.

Care Experience Focus Group: 1.30pm to 3pm

Come and have your say!  For more details contact Chi on 07908 461375.

Youth centre session at Hainault Youth Centre: 11.30am to 3pm

Come and join us for a whole range of activities including cooking, pool, table tennis, workshops, group games and gaming.  For more details contact Liaquat Ali

Monday night youth group:  6.15pm to 8.30pm, online via Zoom

This session is for young people with additional needs aged 13 to 24, to meet, chat and learn new skills.  For more details contact Jan Booth

Tuesday 26 October

JCiCC Black History Celebration: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

If you're part of our JCiCC come and join us for an afternoon meal in Ilford to celebrate Black History.  For more details or to book a space contact Chi on 07908 461375

Youth Club at Hainault Youth Centre: 7pm to 9.30pm 

Come and see us at Hainault Youth Centre and get involved in workshops, table tennis, pool, gaming and so much more.  For more information contact Liaquat Ali

Wednesday 27 October

CiCC Workshop on Preparation for Employment: 11am to 12pm, online via zoom

For our care experienced young people, come and join us for an online workshop on getting prepared for employment.  Contact Chi on 07908 461375 for more details.

SEND Youth Forum - Small Talk: 2.30pm to 3.30pm,  online via zoom

If you are a young person between the ages of 11-24 years with special educational needs and disabilities, living or educated in Redbridge, come and join us for an afternoon of chat.  This session is run by young people for young people so come and get involved.  We are here to listen to whatever you have to say!  For more information contact Jan Booth

Black History Month celebrations with Redbridge Libraries

Redbridge Libraries are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month during the month of October.

This national celebration aims to recognise black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of black history. We’ve lots going on throughout October so please come along, learn and celebrate! For more information visit their website.

Child Friendly Redbridge (CFR) Ambassadors Election 2021

We would like to say thank you to all those who have nominated themselves to be Child Friendly Redbridge Ambassadors.  We had an amazing turnout with nearly 300 nominations from most secondary schools in Redbridge. Now, its time for the vote so have your say and let us know who you would like to represent your school in the coming year.  You can vote here by choosing your school from the drop down menu and voting for 1 nominee. We have already had over 2000 of you voting which is a fantastic start.  The deadline for voting is 31st October. We look forward to receiving your vote soon.

Redbridge Youth Election 2022

The Redbridge Youth Election 2022 will take place between 31 January and 10 February 2022. If you are aged between 12 and 17 years old on 31 March 2022 and you live or study in Redbridge, then you could be the next Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Redbridge. The deadline for applications is 15th November 2021.

Apply to be the next MYP for Redbridge

Once you have completed the form you will be emailed the next steps to becoming the next MYP for Redbridge. For more information visit our Redbridge Youth Election page.

Other ways to get involved

There are many venues across Redbridge open for young people aged from 7 to 19 years to visit.

Get involved in sport activities, including boxing, basketball and table tennis or visit a gaming zone.

Our youth club at Hainault Youth Centre not only provides workshops and sessions as listed above, but also provides additional support with homework as well as advice and guidance. 

ELOP provides a range of social activities for young people in the LGBTQ+ community.  Activities include mentoring, youth clubs and more.  They have a fantastic summer programme which offers free face-to-face activities for LGBTQ+ young people aged 12-18. This includes fun activities in the park, creative workshops and an entertainment night.  If you want to get involved with any of the above you can email youth@elop.org or call 07908 553744. 

Vision provide many activities and services for young people.  They have a Sports Club Directory and a number of regular activities which include musical theatre and youth fitness sessions.  Details of these can be found on the Vision website. 

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's award, also known as DofE, is a life-changing adventure you don’t want to miss. 

It’s about going the extra mile! Learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, making a difference and broadening your horizons. The coronavirus doesn’t mean your DofE needs to stop. You can start your volunteering, physical and skills sections from home or remotely using the DofE website.

There are various levels of programme which when completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award, check our DofE page for more information and information on how to enrol.

Detached Team

We work with you, the young people of Redbridge on the streets, estates and parks, who are not accessing existing youth services in Redbridge. Email Youth Service for more information.

We offer a wide range of activities for 11 to 18 year olds.  We are currently working on our new programme so please come back regularly for updates.

Currently closed 

A free hub for young people aged from 11 to 16, which promotes positive activities for girls and boys.

Offers a wide range of activities, including table tennis, snooker, gaming, and sports such as kickboxing, football, and basketball. Role models and mentors support each activity and every young person who attends can also enjoy a free hot meal, drink and dessert.

Each session will provide competition prize giveaways, with the opportunity for young people to win vouchers to a wide range of retailers including Amazon, Nando’s and JD Sports.

Open every Monday and Wednesday between 4.30pm and 9pm at RAP, Starch House Lane, Barkingside, IG6 1PU.

Contact

If you have any questions or would like further details, please call or email.

Telephone: 02085016080

Email: admin@y-p-h.co.uk

Currently closed

Box-up is an award-winning organisation which provide free boxing sessions to young people aged 7 to 19 years, focusing on boxing technique, fitness and discipline, in a fun and relaxed space. We also have a team of positive role models that are willing to listen to and support you.

Free sessions

Tuesdays

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Age group: 13 to 19 year olds

Location:  Hainault Youth Centre, 116 Huntsman Road, Ilford, IG6 3SY

Thursday sessions will be launching soon from the new Box-up gym in Ilford Town centre

For further details call 0208 5174 446, email info@boxupcrime.org or follow @boxupcrime

Contact us

For general enquires:

Telephone: 020 8708 3444

Text Relay: 18001 020 8708 3444

Email: youthservice@redbridge.gov.uk

Follow us on Instagram: @redbridgeyouth

If you would like information on well-being, education, training and employment please look at our Redbridge Youth Hub pages.

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