The Salmon Youth Centre In Bermondsey

The Salmon Youth Centre In Bermondsey

Charity information

The Salmon Youth Centre In Bermondsey

The Salmon Youth Centre aims to inspire young people to realise their potential, to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and discover meaning and direction for their lives.

Founded 1906

  • Mission statement

    The Salmon Youth Centre has been reaching out to young people in inner city London for over a hundred years. We are one of the largest youth centres in the UK with some of the best facilities. Through our dedicated activities that employ arts (music, dance, art and crafts), sports (boxing, trampoline, tennis, football) and non-formal education we aim to provide personal, social, educational and employment opportunities for young people in South London. Through its activities, Salmon has succeeded in addressing some of the most complex issues this community faces, from reducing drug use and involvement in gangs and knife crime; through to curbing teenage pregnancy and joblessness. A recent report by the Institute of Education at the University of London, which evaluated the Centre’s work over two years, concluded that Salmon has successfully lowered negative behaviours amongst young people, reducing substance abuse and youth crime in particular. The study described the Centre as playing “an exceptional and vital role” in delivering youth services to the community and describes it as “a flagship youth centre for the voluntary sector”. Salmon is a safe place where children and young people can have fun, feel safe and valued, can talk in confidence to youth workers about anything, and ultimately discover meaning and direction for their lives. We welcome hundreds of young people every week. Our doors are open to all young people, from all backgrounds, between the ages of 6 and 26.

  • Aims

    The Salmon Youth Centre In Bermondsey aims to:

    • The Salmon Youth Centre aims to inspire young people to realise their potential, to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and discover meaning and direction for their lives.
    • The Salmon Youth Centre aims to reduce substance abuse, crime and incidences of teenage pregnancy in the Borough; whilst increasing school attendance and reducing truancy
    • The Salmon Youth Centre aims to increase numbers of young people accessing education, training and employment; reduce numbers of children and young people being taken into care, and tackle reoffending
  • Overview

    Established: January 1906

    Registered Charity Number: 278979

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 020 72373788

    Address: 43 Old Jamaica Road, London SE16 4TE

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