Positive Activities

YLF positive activities provide a fun, supportive and safe setting for young people to engage in new opportunities and experiences. The young people engaging in these activities are children in care, those with learning or behavioural difficulties, have special educational needs or are from deprived backgrounds.  Our positive activities programmes offer:

  • regular weekly groups
  • regular half-term activities
  • occasional day trips and seasonal trips
  • overnight experiences and camping weekends
  • educational opportunities with ASDAN qualifications

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Outcomes for young people who engage in the programmes include the opportunity to:

  • have new experiences
  • take part in educational opportunities
  • broaden horizons and make new friends
  • build self confidence and self esteem
  • learn new skills

Weekly Groups

“We’ve been bowling, ice skating, played football, had board games nights and so much more. It’s nice to get along with everyone – they know what it’s like being in care so I can just be me.”

Day Trips and Activities 

“I had such a good time at paintballing! We are even going to London next time, I can’t wait. I’ve done loads with YLF and liked making new friends here as well.”

Overnight Experiences

“I’m so pleased I had the chance to go to Wales. Even with a massive fear of water, everyone helped me feel better about doing gorge walking and canoeing – and I did it! I’m so happy! I’m definitely coming out with YLF again, I’ve had the best time!”

Activity Highlights

Young people at YLF have ownership of their activity programmes. They are involved with the design, planning and then the participation of the activities, developing life skills, confidence and social skills. Their highlights have included:

We will hope to continue expanding our programme over the next year so that more young people can enjoy and benefit from the experiences offered.