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).

Young people survey

The term ‘Youth Offer’ is used to describe the range of services and activities available to young people who live in Central Bedfordshire. We would like to find out young people’s views on what activities and support is currently available to them and what they would like in the future. If you are aged between 12 and 18 and live in Central Bedfordshire, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.

Tell us about your experience


Telephone: 0300 300 8352