OLYCAll our youth work under one roof!

Our Youth Service offers informally educative programmes and projects during term times for young people aged 11-19, or up to 25 with learning disabilities, over 3 evenings: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at The Old Library. In addition to this we offer engaging activity programmes during the half term and summer holiday periods.

All our youth programmes are delivered by specialist and qualified youth workers with experience in working with young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Referrals – we accept referrals for all of our youth work sessions. To book an initial assessment Please contact Charline King on 020 8766 9280 or email c.king@rathbonesociety.org.uk


Rathbone youth clubTuesdays and Thursdays – Integr8 @ The Old Library

Inclusive youth club sessions for young people aged 11-19 or up to 25 with learning disabilities, Every Tuesday 5–9pm & Thursday 5–8pm during term time. A specialist night at The Old Library, West Norwood bringing together mainstream young people and young adults with learning disabilities, with a strong focus on fun, learning and personal development.

Activities include:

Creative arts, sports and fitness, music production and recording, homework club and the most important one Phat Bakers inclusive cooking club!!

Transport contribution to and from youth club is £5.00* – priority to those with greatest need.

* Minibus transport only potentially available for members with learning disabilities who live in Lambeth.


Table Tennis!Fridays @ The Old Library

Mainstream youth club night for young people aged 11-19.

Activities include:

  • Table tennis training academy
  • Interactive media courses
  • Baking skills
  • Creative crafts
  • Sports and fitness and
  • Study support sessions


Dance programmes


Fully qualified dance instructors. Street dance and other styles on Mondays 6-8pm and Wednesdays 7-9pm during term time. In association with Diverse Dance Studios at Studio B in Brixton.




Made to Dance

Dance group for 14-25 year olds with learning disabilities

Bite Back

Dance group for 11-18 year olds.

Transport contribution to and from Dance is £5.00* – priority to those with greatest need.

* Minibus transport only potentially available for members with disabilities who live in Lambeth.



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Our Aim – Theory of Change – The Youth Journey of Change

Our Aim:  “Young people are able to make informed choices that enable them to reach their individual potential and lead fulfilling lives”.

We wish to have confidence that our youth work, project design and interventions are having a real impact on the life chances of the youngchange people we work with.  As with all youth clubs, we face a number of challenges in trying to address the needs of the young people who attend our services.  As an inner London youth club we also face some of the location related challenges such as gang activity, youth violence, sexual exploitation and drugs.

Additionally, we have been working over the past year to develop and offer an integrated service catering to the needs of all young people including those with disabilities, learning disabilities and Autism.  This means that we have a core aim of ensuring that our service design and interventions can be tailored to meet the needs of all of our attendees, even if some of them are participating at differing levels.


Volunteer Learning Mentor

The Old Library is looking for Volunteer Learning Mentors to provide 1-to-1 support for young people aged 11-16.

  • Remove barriers to learning
  • Improve educational attainment
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve self-efficacy and
  • Long-term employability

Make a real difference to the life of a young person by becoming one of our Learning Mentors

For more information, please email Ibtisam Adem on i.adem@rathbonesociety.org.uk  or call 020 8766 9289

London Youth member