About us

About US

Youth Moves is a youth work charity that believes passionately in the difference great youth work relationships between young people, aged 8-25 years old, and youth workers can make to the lives of young people as they grow up.

Youth Moves works with young people, families, schools and communities across South Bristol, but specifically targets work with groups and individuals within those communities who need our help the most.

"Starting journeys, inspiring lives"

Many of the communities we work in are within the most deprived within the UK, but we aim to focus on strengths and to build upon these enabling young people to take responsibility for their actions, make positive choices and do things for themselves, so that ultimately their lives are changed for the better.


We provide a range of services including youth club provision, one-to-one mentoring, youth participation programmes, targeted outreach and group-work, positive activities and social action/ volunteering opportunities.

Youth Moves aims to intervene early where possible and to provide long-term opportunities and pathways, working with clear evidence of need and agreed success criteria. We have been nationally recognised for the impact that we make most recently as the winner of the CYP Now Youth Work Award in 2015, but we are proud of being local and rooted in our community.

Our goal is to support young people to make a successful transition to adulthood, through providing high-quality programmes and interventions that help them to make a long-term difference to their lives.

Youth Moves is proud of the fact that we have been recognised by locally and nationally for the impact that we make, and more importantly that young people who we work with have won awards for the changes in their lives.


We were humbled to be awarded the national Youth Work award in 2015 by Children and Young People Now, described as the gold standard for organisations working with children, young people and families. To be recognised by our peers, through the National Youth Agency sponsored award, for the range of activities and projects that we delivered was an incredible achievement.


Young people who we work with have won awards as well. Including Ashley Burnett being named the Bristol Young Hero Overall Award Winner for 2017 and Levi Hodge who was named the Duke of Gloucester’s national Volunteer of the Year for his work with us in 2015.


Previously we have been recognised through winning Bristol’s Problem-Orientated Policing award for our work, alongside the police and partners, reducing anti-social behaviour in an area of Filwood. Were short-listed by the Howard League for Penal Reform for our mentoring scheme, and our Community Space Challenge project, one of 16 projects nationally, won the National Lottery’s best Environmental Project award in 2012.


We work with some of the most amazing young people and are always looking for new volunteers, business partners, supporters or partner organisations to join us and help us make a difference to the lives and communities in which we work.

Please explore our website for more info or contact one of the team to find out how you can help us to make a difference for young people in South Bristol.

Vision and mission

Slogan: “starting journeys, inspiring lives”

Vision: Inspiring young people through outstanding youth work


Clarity and honesty

Taking an interest

Being different to other services

High quality

Recognising achievement

Youth moves is committed to being a quality provision that exists to:

  • enhance the well-being and life chances of young people in South Bristol aged  8-19 yrs,

  • create a community where young people feel valued safe and supported wherever they are on their personal life journey,

  • provide dedicated, effective youth work in a variety of ways and settings,

  • be proactive in reaching out to young people in an area which, in part, has high levels of deprivation,

  • develop young people in realising their emotions, skills, and abilities and how to use them to communicate, interact and network with others,

  • enable good role models to inspire the making of good life choices, with further signposting opportunities, so that young people can grow and develop to become the best version of themselves,

  • encourage young people to have a voice and to be actively involved in the development of the world around them.

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Youth Moves Charity Reg No - 116 8519, Registered Company No 5440549 | Phone: 0117 903 9796 | Address: Youth Moves, The Park Centre, Bristol, BS4 1DQ | Email: info@youthmoves.org.uk