YCH Services for Young People YC Hertfordshire

Stevenage District Youth Strategy Group

Supporting, evaluating and promoting the delivery of services for young people across the district, working closely with young people including the Stevenage Youth Council.

Stevenage Youth Strategy Group provides a strategic and operational forum for service providers, users and other key stakeholders to identify the key issues affecting young people. It looks to agree what local action needs to be taken, both collectively and by individual organisations, to help address these issues and to ensure young people have the best opportunities possible.

For further information about the work of the Stevenage Youth Strategy Group, please contact the Chair, Judith Sutton, on 01438 843340 or at ychsfyp.stevenage@hertfordshire.gov.uk.


Opportunities for young people in the Stevenage district


Stevenage Youth Strategy Group member organisations

YCH Services for Young People
Youth work, information, advice, guidance, support and work-related learning for young people.


Change Grow Live
Alcohol and substance misuse and addiction support


Citizens Advice
Providing the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives


Fairlands Valley Park, SLL
Offering a range of sporting activities and courses for children and young people


Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Ensuring public are aware of how to stay safe – including initiatives for young people

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Hertfordshire Police, Gangs and Schools Team
Working with young people at risk of gang involvement or already a gang member


Hertfordshire Police, Safer Neighbourhood Team
Working within communities to encourage a problem-solving approach to issues of crime and disorder


Herts Sports Partnership
Introducing sport initiatives county wide


Mind in Mid Herts
A local, innovative and experienced mental health provider for people aged 16 years and over


North Herts College
A further education college with campuses in Hitchin, Letchworth and Stevenage, delivering full and part-time courses in a range of sectors and occupational areas. Also delivering courses for students who need additional support to complete their studies.


Oak Church
Working to build relationships with, and engage & inspire, young people.

Oak Church Stevenage


Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and Young Adults
Empowering young people up to the age of 25 who have a hearing impairment


Stevenage Borough Council
Communities and Neighbourhoods


Stevenage FC Foundation
The official independent charity of Stevenage Football Club, that delivers a variety of sporting and educational based activities across Stevenage



Stevenage Sporting Futures
A charity working in partnership with primary, secondary and special schools in Stevenage and the surrounding areas


Safer Places

Safer Places (formerly known as Harlow Women’s Aid) has over 40 years’ experience in delivering holistic support services to adult and child survivors of domestic abuse across Essex and Hertfordshire.


Stevenage ESC

Stevenage Education Support Centre is an organisation designed to work with young people, schools, families and other associated professionals, providing on-site education for young people in KS3 and KS4 who are permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion from their school, whether in Stevenage or elsewhere in North Hertfordshire.



GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.



Young People's Healthy Hub, Stevenage
The Young People’s Healthy Hub offers free information, advice and support to help children and young people aged 11-16 stay healthy and well.


Herts Young Homeless (HYH)

HYH is an independent charity and has been supporting vulnerable people in Hertfordshire since 1998. HYH has a variety of free services for all 16–24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and a health service which has no upper age limit.