Ensuring young people have a safe space to learn, enjoy and meet
We believe young people are central to community services and welcome young people into our coffee shop to access a range of services and support.
Activities for young people
Got an idea for something you would like to do?
Music, art, literature or film?
If yes... talk to us
We want to hear your ideas for new activities for young people at Bassett Street. We want to be a centre for youth work that engages, challenges and creates new fun opportunities for local young people.
Our part time youth worker Kevin is here every Tuesday and Thursday between 3pm and 6pm for activities, discussion and ideas.
Parklands Primary Partnership
We work with Parklands Primary to ensure young children have access to best the possible learning opportunities via our library.
Get you card stamped
If you are a student at Parklands you will have been issued with a Bassett Street loyalty card. Get a stamp every time you visit our library and celebrate those who use the the library the most at the end of each term.
We offer a range of opportunities for family learning via Parklands Primary at Bassett Street Hub. Just ask us for more information
We can offer a range of homework support to young people after school in the coffee shop. From free printing (2 pages per person) to professional help in understanding topics, our staff are on hand to work with young people aged 11+
With 10 modern Windows computers we have a range of IT services available. All of our computers are restricted to ensure young people do not stray onto adult sites. Games likes ROBLOX are available as is BBC content and YouTube.
PLEASE NOTE: While we make every effort to ensure young people are protected online we cannot be held responsible for young people accessing sites or circumnavigating restrictions. We always advise parents/carers to take a keen interest in the online activity of young people in their care.
PLEASE NOTE: Young people under the age 10 are not permitted to use IT services without parental supervision.
PlayStation 4 area
We have a PlayStation 4 area available on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays in the coffee shop. Young people are NOT permitted to bring their own games and time restrictions may apply during busy periods
Coffee Shop Services
Many young people will choose to simply pop down and enjoy our coffee shop environment over a drink with friends. For more details on our coffee shop services click here
Advice and Support for Young People
Need to talk to someone about something concerning you?
Our qualified youth worker (Neil Baker) is available for support on any issues worrying you, from growing up to sexual health and creating a CV, Neil is here for you.
We will not tell any of your friends or family what you choose to discuss with us. If you disclose that you are serious risk of harm, or suffering abuse we will always work with you in ensuring the right people know and support you in making sure you are safe and any abuse stops.
Safeguarding young people
Where young people aged 16 or under access our coffee shop services alone (without parent/carer support) they will be asked to complete a registration form of their details (see below). This form ensures we know each young person accessing our services and have emergency details if needed.
Staff working with young people are DBS checked and all services follow our Child protection policy and practices.
Where a young person needs or asks for advice or support from staff we will endeavour to sign post to a specialist service.
- CAPL YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER 16 WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPPORT registration form (MS Word, 258 Kb)
- CHILD PROTECTION POLICY CAP 2013 (PDF, 320 Kb)