yOUTh - LGB&T Youth Service
The yOUTh Service is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and works across all of Kirklees providing support to LGB&T young people, their parents and carers.
- One-to-one support for young people around their sexual orientation and/or gender identity
- Support for parents and families of LGB&T young people
- LGB&T youth groups (these groups are closed access -see below)
- Schools and partnership work
- Research into the further needs of LGB&T young people
The service involves LGB&T young people in improving services locally so they better meet their needs. Our team works with organizations locally, regionally and nationally to improve the health and well-being of LGB&T young people and to make Kirklees a great place to be LGB&T.
Our LGB&T youth groups are closed access which means you need to meet with one of our youth workers before attending for the first time. In addition, you can't bring someone with you who is unknown to the youth workers. To protect the young people who attend our groups we reserve the right to refuse admission.
We take the views of young people seriously and you have the right to be listened to. As a young person you may speak to us at any time and there are lots of ways you can get in touch with us (see here). If you feel we are not listening to you you may make a complaint.
If you attend our premises or one of our groups you will find feedback cards which you may prefer to complete and return to us. At our community youth groups the 'spill the T' book is available for comments too.
During one-to-one sessions you have the opportunity to tell us your thoughts and feelings too.
As a young person you will be involved in the planning of groups and services and we include young people in interview panels when recruiting staff to the yOUTh service.
The link below will take you to a video presentation which gives you an overview of our LGB&T Young People's Service: