The Young Lambeth Cooperative is a new membership organisation that commissions services for young people in Lambeth. We have been given Lambeth Council’s budget for youth services which is around £9 million for the next 3 years. This organisation is the first of its kind and anyone that lives, works, plays or uses services in Lambeth can sign up to the YLC to have a say in where the money should go.
Involvement with the YLC will enhance young people's social awareness and responsibility on decisions that directly affect their life if they choose to utilise youth services that are available to them. Instead of simply turning up to services and projects offered to them, they will have a say in choosing what services and projects are being run in their localities.
We also provide free opportunities for our membership - recently we've sent YLC members to Sky Studios, Microsoft, Tech City, O2 workshops, the Theatre, West End productions and Virgin Atlantic airbase for the day, with new opportunities for our members all the time.