Youth Options delivers a range of open access services including youth clubs, detached youth work, open access play sessions and targeted sessions for specific groups of young people.

The aim of the sessions is to provide a safe environment where young people have access to informal learning opportunities and information and guidance around a whole range of issues meaning that they are better informed about life choices and the opportunities that are available to them.

The youth workers are good to talk to.

Female, 15

Types of activity delivered through open access programmes can include:
  • Sports and games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Play Life skills workshops
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Signposting


Example programmes


Working with young people

in their own territory &

providing support

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Centre Based

Centre Based

Centre based youth work

delivered from a

specific venue

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