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Provision in inner and outer London boroughs

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The London Youth Gateway is a pan-London service that addresses provision gaps and lowers the access threshold for hard-to-reach young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Since 2013 on average 51% of our beneficiaries are from the outer London boroughs; a number that has been increasing steadily over the years.

We reach young people from all over London by delivering:

  • about 450 satellite and outreach sessions per year
  • off-site services such as floating support, resettlement visits, family mediation, and advocacy across London
  • telephone and email support

Where we do this:

  • mostly in outer London – with advice satellites in e.g. Barnet, Ealing, Hackney, Haringey, Hammersmith & Fulham, Merton, Sutton
  • prison outreach in nearly all Greater London prisons – the majority of young people reached in this way have an outer London borough connection
  • Nightstop volunteer hosts in nearly every borough
  • prevention work at schools and colleges in e.g. Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest
  • and all over London via detached youth/advice work, for instance meeting gang affiliated young people in safe areas

Avoiding duplication

Importantly we do not replicate local service provision, for instance by making annually around 800 referrals to reconnect beneficiaries to relevant statutory and voluntary agencies in their own borough.

Connecting with the boroughs

The London Youth Gateway supplements local authority provision, so we also meet directly with the boroughs to identify emerging needs and profile our services.  For instance we:


Keen to hear more about how we do this? Please contact the London Youth Gateway Coordinator ( or tel 020 7388 5560) and/or sign up for our quarterly e-bulletin here


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