Youth Support Service

Our service

Our Youth Support Service provides services for young people aged 13 to 19 years old (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities). The service manages the delivery of a comprehensive ‘youth offer’ which includes providing information, advice and careers guidance to support young people to access education, employment or training opportunities. It also co-ordinates the provision of youth work and positive activities.

Groundwork provide youth work activities and support for young people on our behalf. Find out how young people can contact Groundwork.

The Youth Support Service (YSS) works to ensure the needs and wishes of young people are heard, represented and they are supported to navigate their pathways to personal, social and economic success.

We make a direct contribution to the following strategic priorities of Central Bedfordshire, including:

  • young people are supported to improve their educational attainment, make progress and achieve their goals throughout their learning journey. They have appropriate knowledge and skills to enter and succeed in the workplace
  • young people will feel safe and are happier as a result of the interventions and support they receive 
  • young people are emotionally and physically healthy, feel positive, and are supported to make informed choices and understand the impact of harmful risky behaviours

View or download our Youth Offer (PDF).


Telephone: 0300 300 8352