Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people (aged 11-25) who are facing challenges in their lives.

YG supports young people who are facing some very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member or coping with a mental health issue. Young people turn to us for help and we offer them practical ways to find confidence and develop the skills they need to get on track and to move into a job, education or training.

YG’s vision is for young people to have the confidence motivation and skills to improve their lives. We work to achieve this vision by creating opportunities that educate, inform and inspire.

We Provide

Training and Development

YG offer a range of programmes designed to help young people gain confidence and increase their skills and knowledge so that they can take the next step in their lives.
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Practical Support

YG work with young people to deal with the challenges they face in everyday life. From advice on employment and housing to budgeting and relationships; we support young people to make informed choices by offering practical support.
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Community Involvement

YG support young people to engage in the local area and work with communities to provide opportunities for young people. YG believe that we need to work together with communities in order to achieve the best for young people.


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Some Facts

2429 young people have worked with YG last year
232 qualifications gained by young people
2288 visits made to The Link
84% of ViParents report having increased confidence and raised aspirations
3287 outcomes achieved for individuals and groups
89% of attendees felt more confident after attending a YG community training course

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