What We Do

We have 3 key streams of work that we do with young people

Community Youth Work

The heart of our mission is to engage young people in the location of their choosing.

Our Community Youth Work teams research and explore areas in which young people are choosing to gather and then provide welcoming, inclusive and young people-led programmes, exactly where young people want them to be. This means projects could be in parks, high streets or car parks, as long as the team can get there and the young people are involved.

Our Community Youth Work teams research and explore areas in which young people are choosing to gather and then provide welcoming, inclusive and young people-led programmes, exactly where young people want them to be. This means projects could be in parks, high streets or car parks, as long as the team can get there and the young people are involved.

Community Youth Work Teams include Bar’N’Bus staff and a team of volunteers (largely from local churches) who offer a regular space for young people to hang out and chat.


Schools Support

Bar’N’Bus works closely with local schools in the areas in which we deliver our community youth work.

This could be school provisions, lunch clubs or simply providing a presence during lunchtime by engaging with students in the playground.

Our schools work is collaborative in nature and where there is existing provision from local churches or the community we seek to dovetail our work with those services.

Youth Counselling

Youth counselling is a commissioned service offered to local schools.

This service provides professionally qualified counsellors to engage with young people on a one-to-one basis. The Youth Counselling Service engages young people aged 11-18 through their school.