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.
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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

1486 young people actively engaged in our services last year.
91% completion rate across all our programmes.
21,588 hours spent by young people on projects in the community.
£27,652 raised by young people for local charities.
604 young people completed National Citizen Service.
1015 young people visited the link, our drop-in centre in Gloucester.

Latest News

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Lauren Cairns Mental Health Youth Worker at The Link talks to us about the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ and how we can try to achieve them.

Monday, 4 November 2019
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Patsy Stancer tells us how a summer temp job at YG has changed her career ambitions.
Monday, 9 September 2019
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Together with our sister charity, Infobuzz, we are pleased to welcome to the team, therapy-dog-in-training, Buddy.
Monday, 5 August 2019