We work with young people across Somerset to combat issues within their communities in a variety of ways: 

  • Working with communities to establish and run successful youth clubs
  • Giving young people a voice within communities
  • Promoting community engagement
  • Building relationships between young people and local agencies
  • Working to reduce anti-social behaviour

"It would have been quite a different experience for us (overwhelming and very challenging!) to set up a youth club without the support of the Young Somerset team. Their enthusiasm and energy is inspirational! The wealth of knowledge, experience, advice and support available from YS has made starting up a YC an enjoyable experience for us."

- Andrea of Lower Lakes YC, Chilton Trinity

 

We have a range of youth clubs across Somerset for young people to come along to and get involved with.

North Petherton Youth Club

Who? 10-17 year olds

Where? Ferrydown House, 43 Fore Street, North Petherton, TA6 6PY

When? Every Tuesday, 7 - 9pm

Contact: Peter Giles ~ [email protected]g.uk ~ 07483 040656

Wellington Youth Club

Who? 11-17 year olds

Where? Wellington Young People's Centre, Mantle Street, Wellington, TA21 8BG

When? Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 - 8pm

Cost? £1 per session (first session FREE). If you bring along a friend for the first time you can both go free!

Contact: Kaz Hayes ~ [email protected] ~ 07966 991452

Cuckoo Meadow Youth Club

Who? 9+ year olds

Where? Cuckoo Meadow Park

When? Every Thursday, from 4:30 - 6:30pm

Contact: Peter Giles ~ [email protected]youngsomerset.org.uk ~ 07483 040656

Woolavington Youth Club

Who? 10-16 year olds

Where? Sports Pavilion, Darkfield Way, Woolavington

When? Every Thursday, from 4 - 6pm

Contact: Helen Baker ~ [email protected]

Please note this youth club is supported and guided by our experienced youth work team, for a limited period of time, to help establish the youth club and ensure its sustainability.

Dulverton Youth Club @ Dulverton Library

Who? 10+ year olds

Where? Dulverton Library

When? 28th May, 25th June, 30th July, 13th August, 27th August, 24th September

Time: 4-6 pm

Contact: Amanda Johnson ~ [email protected] ~ 07483 040655

Youth Club @ The Glass Box, Taunton Library 

Who? 11-16 year olds

Where? The Glass Box, Taunton Library

When? Every other Wednesday, starting Wednesday 22nd May

Time: 3:15-4:45 pm

Contact: Chris Bucksey ~ [email protected] ~ 07966 991454

 

Want to run your own youth club?

We offer support and guidance from our experienced youth work team, to enable you to have the skills and confidence needed to start and run your own youth club.

Our youth work mentors provide:

  • Mentoring/coaching programme for volunteer youth workers.
  • Confidence building for volunteers.
  • Support for sustainability and development
  • Co-designing strategies and programmes

 

Do you already run or help at a youth club in your community?

Our youth work team can offer support -

  • To enhance life, social and communication skills of your young people through a wide variety of sessions and projects
  • Run thematic programmes of up to ten weeks
  • Co design programmes and sessions with your young people E.g employability skills, well-being, sports and team building.

 

For more information please contact:

Amanda Johnson

(Open Access Youth Work Project Leader)

[email protected]

07483 040655

01278 722100