Facilitated by NAYC, Youth providers in Northampton have formed a steering group, organised by a local councillor who has identified the need for the town to have a youth hub, a purpose built place, specifically to support the needs of the young people.

Organisations such as NAYC, Free2talk, CYP, Young Health Watch, NCC Youth Forum, IDID Adventure, The Lowdown, local councillors, and the University are in the process of identifying the current youth provisions recognising the future needs of the children and young people in the local area.

To start this process, we invited all youth providers to come together, to celebrate what they do, to network, around gangs and knife crime. This was a fantastic opportunity as 30 youth organisations had a stall, celebrated their good practice and discussed future developments.