What We Do

The Young Lives Foundation have a range of unique and tailored services focused on:

Advocacy & Children’s Rights Mentoring
Befriending Positive Activities

“Nothing comes close to YLF, they do so much for families and children. If I didn’t have this amazing charity in my life to help me through my problems, I don’t know what road I would have gone down. I knew all I had to do was pick up the phone and call. If they can’t give you the answer they will always find someone who can help…
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…They are also wicked in meetings. If you are too afraid to speak, they can speak for you or just be there to support you. They’ve helped me and my family a lot and still are.” Leanne | Young Person

We have a number of experienced and trained members in our team to deliver these services including advocates, volunteer appropriate adults, volunteer mentors and volunteer befrienders.

Also, our positive activities programme provides exciting opportunities for young people to gain self-esteem, learn new skills, and develop new interests!

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Paddy’s Story

Paddy has made a great success of himself…

Read how YLF has supported him on his journey.

Our Impact Report 

impact report photoRead the YLF Impact Report

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What We Do Well

YLF value feedback given from the young people that have been supported. Each year, a survey is carried out and here are the latest results:




“With YLF I have been to places I would never have dreamed of. I’ve loved every minute of our activities!” 

“Ricky loves coming to the group on Thursdays. He has enjoyed all the activities, especially the trip to Wales. I have noticed he has grown in confidence since coming and it is especially good for him to meet new people. Ricky really looks forward to coming to group every week and always has a big smile on his face when I pick him up.”

“She (YLF volunteer) has made such a difference to my life. She’s supported and helped me with my life plans and careers.  When I had lost all hope for schooling and exams she helped me get myself back on track by giving me a little test everyday to help.  She has always been someone else I can talk to who understands me”