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Rochdale Youth Service

Our mission is to support young people in their transition from childhood to responsible adulthood, encourage their social development and individual fulfilment, and help and encourage them to engage more actively in society.

What we do

Youth empowerment is the key concept that underpins all our youth work. The basis of this is to challenge attitudes, provide support and information, and create opportunities for young people to gain new skills and confidence, enabling them to actively participate in decisions which affect their lives.

Youth work, therefore, needs to provide programmes and activities, primarily for 11 to 19 year olds, that:

  • Connect with young people's interests, as they engage voluntarily with the Service.

  • Are needs-led and engage with current social issues such as health or crime.

  • Support young people through the transitions of adolescence into adulthood.

  • Challenge young people, help them to achieve and raise their aspirations.

  • Cover a wide range of methods and opportunities, including youth clubs/groups, detached work, empowerment projects, one-to-one support, issue-based projects, art, drama, sport, information, outdoor pursuits, residential experiences, volunteering and accredited learning.

Who to contact

01706 926090

Where to go

Venue address
Number One Riverside, Floor 4
Smith Street
OL16 1XU

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm

Other Details


Age Ranges
From 8 to 19 years

Local Offer


For enquiries regarding Short Breaks activities contact 01706 926853 or email

Local Offer Ages
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
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