Hackney Council,

Young Hackney online programme


The Council’s service for children and young people has launched a virtual youth hub in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, in time for the Easter Holidays.

As of Monday 6 April the Council’s youth provision, Young Hackney will be delivering an online programme which will include interactive sessions for residents aged between six to 19 years-old and up to 25 for young people with additional needs. 

In response to government guidelines all youth hubs and adventure playgrounds in the borough were closed for the safety of children, young people and members of staff in March.

The online hub will include a variety of virtual activities from sports and games to cooking and arts and crafts. 

Young people will also have the opportunity to access confidential advice and support, as well as 1-2-1 drop in sessions with substance misuse and health and well-being teams.

Provision for targeted groups including young carers and their parents will also remain available online and over the phone.

The service is regularly used by thousands of young people across the borough who access activities and support at the hubs.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Education
It is important to us to be responsive and flexible during these unprecedented times. The Young Hackney virtual youth hub is a great opportunity to ensure that we maintain contact with our young people through interactive and exciting online workshops, meetings and groups. 

I encourage all our young residents to join in the fun and make the most of their time at home through our online hub.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Education

The online hub can be accessed via https://www.younghackney.org/campaign/online-youth-hub/ 

For regular updates about Young Hackney and the resources available to support young people at home, parents and carers can subscribe to their weekly newsletter here: hackney.gov.uk/newsletters