About us

The Young People’s Centre (YPC) is a safe and social space with a café located in the centre of Brighton where young people aged 13-25 can access free advice, support and counselling, as well as affordable food, activities and free access to computers and the internet.



The YPC is part of Impact Initiatives, a Sussex charity which aims to provide high quality, flexible and personal support services for local people where and when they need it most. For more information go to www.impact-initiatives.org.uk




The YPC is one of 8 well known youth organisations which make up the Brighton and Hove Youth Collective. For more information go to www.brightonandhoveyouthcollective.org.uk



Our Vision

The Young People’s Centre’s vision is provide a safe space in the centre of Brighton for young people to meet, access a range of services that meet their needs, develop their skills and support their overall health and wellbeing. We aim to provide services which empower young people and enable them to make positive changes to their lives and make informed life choices.

Our History

The Young People’s Centre started off its life as Ask Here created by PACT in May 1984. It then progressed and became On The Level in 1991 until funding was realigned and in 1999 we opened our doors as the Young People’s Centre in Ship Street Brighton – a vibrant, multi-agency youth support centre providing a stable, nurturing environment that supports young people in a holistic way. We have been here for the last 14 years supporting hundreds of vulnerable young people each year – nearly 10,000 young people have passed through our door in those 14 years, accessing a number of different projects that have been delivered here.

The Young People’s Centre is committed to safeguarding young people, for further information on our Child Protection policy please click on this link.