Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people 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.

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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.
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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 in order to achieve the best for young people.
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Some Facts

1861 young people actively engaged in our services last year.
2271 Counselling and mental health youth work sessions were delivered to young people.
37,429 hours spent by young people on projects in the community.
£57,250 raised by young people for local charities.

young people completed national programmes ‘Road Code’ & ‘EmpowHer’.

2097 visits were made to the link, our drop-in centre in Gloucester.

Latest News

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When I look back on the blog I wrote on the impacts of Covid, it feels like it is a few weeks ago, however it was actually back in April and this pandemic has been taking place for five months so far.
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
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On Tuesday 9th June Young Gloucestershire hosted a Live conversation on Facebook. This piece follows on from the discussion we had about race and equality.

Monday, 15 June 2020
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Emma Saunters, Counsellor and Project Lead with YG and Infobuzz discusses the implications of making the move from face-to-face counselling to online support.
Saturday, 2 May 2020