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Other organisations that can help you

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Sometimes you just need someone else to talk to, or something else to do. Have a look at the other pages on the Young Croydon website or maybe some of the organisations listed below might be helpful.

Jobs and training

Gateway Employment Support Service
Gateway Employment Support Service (GESS) supports young people and adults to prepare for, secure and maintain employment, including paid and voluntary roles.
Supports people aged 16 years+ with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments and mental health needs and autism.
Croydon Council, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
gatewayemployment@croydon.gov.uk

Legacy
Croydon Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Legacy’, is a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities. Legacy also offer support to young people to get full and part-time work, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience placements.
Ages: 8 – 19 (Up to 25 for those with disabilities)
Legacy Youth Zone, 125 Whitehorse Rd, Croydon CR0 2LG
020 3976 9990
enquiries@legacyyouthzone.org
Shinead.kanu@legacyyouthzone.org
www.legacyyouthzone.org

Job Centre Plus
Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK Croydon Jobcentre Plus
Ages: 16+
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
08001 690 190

 

Sports, Physical Activities or Healthy lifestyle

Palace for Life Foundation
Palace for Life offers a wide variety of activities from football sessions for young people with a disability, to delivering engaging assemblies and workshops in local schools and colleges. Palace for Life offer free sessions in sport and other activities, as well as advice and support.
Ages: All Ages
Palace For Life, Selhurst Park, SE25 6PU
020 8768 6047
admin@palaceforlife.org
www.palaceforlife.org

Legacy
Croydon Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Legacy’, will be a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities. For just £5 annual membership and 50p per visit young people will have access to: 3G Kick Pitch, Gym, Boxing, Football etc.
Ages: 8 – 19 (Up to 25 for those with disabilities)
Legacy Youth Zone, 125 Whitehorse Rd, Croydon CR0 2LG
020 3976 9990
enquiries@legacyyouthzone.org
www.legacyyouthzone.org/young-people/whats-on/

Reaching Higher
Reaching Higher is about serving young people in their local community. They create a coaching environment where young people can engage in a wide range of activities. The activities they use range from Sports, with a particular emphasis on football to Media (film, photography, and graphic design.
Ages: 13 – 18 (Employability days: 15 – 21)
Reaching Higher, South Norwood Methodist Church, Suffolk Road, South Norwood SE25 6EG
020 8945 5560
info@reachinghigher.org.uk
www.reachinghigher.org.uk

Sugar Smart
SUGAR SMART is a campaign run by Sustain to help individuals to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Anyone can pledge to become SUGAR SMART
Ages: All Ages

SugarSmart@croydon.gov.uk
http://www.croydon.gov.uk/healthsocial/phealth/sugar-smart/get-involved-make-your-pledge

 

Creative Arts

The Art Group (Youth Engagement Team)
The Art Group is a space offering opportunities to create and share ideas. Set in one of Croydon’s best Art Studios we use a variety materials including spray cans, textiles, paint pens screen printing and much more. We offer a space for young people to be involved in commissioned community projects, exhibitions and trips to a range of creative spaces.
Ages: 12 -19
Wednesdays 5 – 7pm (term time only)
Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre, South Norwood SE25 6XX
07827308214
ally.mckinlay@croydon.gov.uk
www.youngcroydon.org.uk/group-work

Croydon Youths Art Collective (CYAC)
CYAC are a group of young creatives that are working to raise the profile of the arts in Croydon. CYAC meet on the first Wednesday of each month, 5 – 8pm.
0208 681 0909
cyac@croydon.gov.uk
www.croydonyouthartscollective.co.uk

Croydon Youth Theatre
CYTO brings young people together through drama, dance and music in a safe environment.
Ages: 13 – 21
The Shoestring Theatre, Oakley Road, South Norwood SE25 4XG
020 8655 1098
admin@cyto.org.uk
www.cyto.org.uk

Dance Umbrella
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating 21st century dance across the capital. Dance Umbrella’s mission is to celebrate 21st century dance and they do so through an annual, international London festival, through year-round creative learning opportunities for all ages.
Ages: All Ages
General Enquiries
Isabella Hubbard
020 7257 9380
isabella@danceumbrella.co.uk
www.danceumbrella.co.uk/play-time

Health and Wellbeing

CAYSH
CAYSH provides support and accommodation for young people in Croydon who face homelessness.CAYSH operates the appointment free Drop in Zone in Croydon for 16-21s, providing general advice on just about anything and specialist advice to those facing homelessness.
Ages: 16 – 21
CAYSH Head Office, Christopher Wren Yard, CAYSH 3rd Floor, 119 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QG
0208 683 0227
info@caysh.org
www.caysh.org

Off the Record (OTR)
Off the Record (OTR) provides free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area.
Ages: 14 – 25
Off The Record (Main Office), 72 Queens Road, Croydon Surrey, CR0 2PR
020 8251 0251
info@talkofftherecord.org
www.talkofftherecord.org/croydon

Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT)
Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) is a free and confidential NHS service provided by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) offer a range of psychological therapies to adults 17 years and over, who are registered with a Croydon GP
Ages: 17+
Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT), Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX
020 3228 4040
CroydonIAPT@Slam.nhs.uk
www.slam-iapt.nhs.uk/croydon/welcome-to-croydon-iapt

Croydon Drop In (CDI)
CDI is a charity that exists to support young people aged 11 to 25 years old and families who live, work or study in the London borough of Croydon. CDI offer free and confidential, counselling information, advice and advocacy services.
Ages: 11 – 25
Croydon Drop In (CDI), 132 Church Street, Croydon CR0 1RF
020 8680 0404
enquiries@croydondropin.org.uk
www.croydondropin.org.uk/counselling