Three contracts have been awarded to Creative Youth Network in the North, East & Central and South Bristol. These contracts will focus mainly on young people who need support to manage a range of social, health, education and skills needs.


At the moment, all youth services providers are in a transition period. This means nothing has changed and all providers are processing referrals as normal. Bristol Youth Links providers continue to accept referrals as usual until the current contract ends on 31st March.

You can still refer a young person who lives in the East and Central Bristol to us by sending us a referral form to [email protected].

We cover the East areas:

  • Eastville
  • Frome Vale
  • St George Central
  • St George Troopers Hill
  • St George West 

And West areas:

  • Central
  • Clifton Down
  • Hotwells 
  • Harbourside

We are also still delivering open access sessions at Hillfields Youth Centre and at The Station, as normal.  

From 1st June, we will be taking on referrals for the North, South and East-Central Bristol and will deliver some open access sessions across all areas. 

Bristol's new youth services     

In the new youth services work, we will help young people aged 11-19 through one to one advice and guidance, group work and open access sessions. 

We will focus on helping Bristol's disadvantaged young people. We will continue to support young people with specific needs, such as: 

  • drugs and alcohol issues 
  • sexual health 
  • mental health 
  • housing 
  • young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • young people from the city's priority areas  

Open access sessions and small group work will be available across the three Bristol areas, including creative sessions and sports. However, this will be reduced compared to the current provision offered.

The service is designed to respond to emerging needs and focus resources accordingly, as such some of the staff resource is flexible in activity and location. 

As we determine the structure of this delivery, we'll update our website, including our one to one advice and guidance and our youth club sessions. If you'd like to keep up to date with changes, you can sign up to our newsletter.

Working in partnership

Creative Youth Network will work with local community groups and other area providers to deliver this contract. Our partners are:

Get in touch

Are you a young person, parent, carer, teacher or social worker? Do you have a question about Bristol's new youth services? Get in touch with us on [email protected] or 0117 947 7948 - we'd love to hear from you.