Who does the service support?
A Luton based charity working with young people aged 11 and above - we provide a wide range of programmes and events focused on young people's social and emotional well-being.
What can you expect from the Service?
Youthscape exists to give young people the best social, emotional and spiritual landscape on which to build their lives and achieve their potential. We do this through direct work with teenagers, and through training and resourcing others to do the same. Within Youthscape there are seven specific projects, each with its own staff team. But together we tackle some of the biggest issues facing young people today.
- Supporting inner emotional health
- Developing relational and social skills
- Growing aspirations, faith and values
How do you get involvement from the service/who can refer/request involvement?
Parents can sign their children up. Parents, teachers or professionals and young people can make a referral to their services or programmes.
Some projects can be accessed by all young individuals who fall under the age bracket because they are not providing targeted support focused on a need. For these types of projects, the young person can just turn up and join Youthscape.
Bute Mills Programmes
Open House is an eight week cookery programme for young people in Years 7-10 who are struggling with loneliness and social isolation. The programme will take place on Monday evenings from 4.00pm-6.00pm at Bute Mills, and will begin on Monday 31st January 2022.
Open House would particularly benefit those who:
• Have low self-esteem
• Struggle with social interaction
• Are socially isolated
Young people will be expected to attend each week of the programme and to make their own way to and from Bute Mills. Please send through your referrals for this programme by Friday 21st January 2022 at the latest.
Youthscape Football is a new weekly football programme for young people in Years 9-13. It will explore team work, positive communication and resilience through sport and exercise.
This programme will take place at Venue 360, and begins on Monday 21st February 2022 from 5.00pm-6.00pm.
Please send through your referrals for this programme by Friday 4th February 2022 at the latest.
Created is a six week art and wellbeing programme for young people in Years 7-9 who need support to reflect upon and manage their emotions. The programme will take place on Monday evenings at Bute Mills, and young people will be able to attend one of two sessions from either 4.00pm-5.30pm or 6.00pm-7.30pm. The programme will begin on Monday 21st February 2022.
Created would particularly benefit those who:
• Have low emotional intelligence
• Struggle with anxiety
• Like to use art and creativity to express themselves
Young people will be expected to attend each week of the programme and to make their own way to and from Bute Mills. Please send through your referrals for this programme by Friday 4th February 2022 at the latest.
Bute Mills Drop-in
Bute Mills Drop-in is a safe ‘home away from home’ for young people to attend after school. The space has PS5s, iMacs, a pool table and games, and each day it runs we serve a free two-course dinner which everyone sits and eats together. Drop-in is for young people in Years 9-13 and runs each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time from 3.30pm-6.00pm.
All of these programmes are FREE, and if you would like to refer any of the young people you are working with please do complete our referral form at: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/refer
What happens after the service has been involved?
After a referral form is made, a member of staff will be in touch within a week and they will discuss the young person’s needs and whether the chosen project would be the best fit for those needs. They will also discuss further information in relation to the time frame of when the young person will be able to access the project.
If it is agreed that the project is the most appropriate for the young child, then the staff member will arrange for them to meet and to also get a consent form which is signed by the parent/carer.
What can parents/families do if they are not eligible for the service/schools don't feel that they can refer to this service?
If it turns out that both parties do not agree that the project would be appropriate for the young person, the Youthscape staff member will provide suggestions and provide information on other projects they provide which may be suitable and/or signpost to other local services that may be able to provide the required support.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Bute Mills
74, Bute Street
- LU1 2QX
Last updated 18/01/2022