The yOUTh Service works across all of Kirklees providing support to LGB&T young people, their parents and carers.
Find out more below.
Our services include:
- One-to-one support for young people around their sexual orientation and/or gender identity
- Support for parents and families of LGBT young people
- LGBT youth groups (these groups are closed access – see below)
- Schools and partnership work
- Research into the further needs of LGBT young people
The service involves LGBT young people in improving services locally so they better meet their needs. Our team works with organisations locally, regionally and nationally to improve the health and well-being of LGBT young people and to make Kirklees a great place to be LGBT.
Our LGBT youth groups are closed access which means you need to meet with one of our youth workers before attending for the first time. In addition, you can’t bring someone with you who is unknown to the youth workers. To protect the young people who attend our groups we reserve the right to refuse admission.
We take the views of young people seriously and you have the right to be listened to. As a young person you may speak to us at any time and there are lots of ways you can get in touch with us (see here). If you feel we are not listening to you you may make a complaint.
If you attend our premises or one of our groups you will find feedback cards which you may prefer to complete and return to us. At our community youth groups the ‘spill the T’ book is available for comments too.
During one-to-one sessions you have the opportunity to tell us your thoughts and feelings too.
As a young person you will be involved in the planning of groups and services and we include young people in interview panels when recruiting staff to the yOUTh service.