Universal Youth Work 

Youth Work provision for young people aged 11-19

Universal Youth Work is open to young people between the ages of 11 and 19 years old. YMCA provide young people with spaces to meet other individuals of the same age, where they can socialise in a supportive environment. Our universal provision consists mainly of weekly drop-in sessions and detached youth work.

All our sessions are overseen by our experienced youth work team who ensure that we are offering activities in line with young people’s expressed interests.

Our drop-in sessions are running in line with the current Covid-19 guidelines, as provided by Youth Link Scotland, and we have seen a huge amount of engagement from young people which is both reassuring and rewarding.

 City-Wide Support 

Supporting Perth City through partnerships

Our Universal Youth Work provision is funded and delivered in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council and The Gannochy Trust. We have responsibility for developing and delivering inclusive opportunities for young people in line with the objectives of both partners.

This innovative model of working is unique in Scotland and encourages a proactive partnership with The Breathe Project in Highland Perthshire, Logos in Strathearn, Eastern Perthshire Youth Alliance and KYTHE in Kinross.

 Universal Drop In 

Providing a safe space and facilities for young people

We have a variety of weekly drop in sessions that are available to young people of different ages. We host drop in sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all of which include different various activities for young people to enjoy such as our Creative Space sessions and our Job Club.

Every session allows young people to make the most of our facilities which ranges from video games and gaming consoles, to arcade games, pool table, music, refreshments, chill out areas and support from our passionate staff team.

These drop in sessions allow young people to meet with friends and have a great time in an environment that is both safe and enjoyable. On top of this, youth workers and staff will be on hand to communicate and assist young people throughout the night.