What is a Regional Youth Work Unit?

Youth Focus South East known as a Regional Youth Work Unit (RYWU) act as hubs for developing and supporting youth work in their regions, working with commissioners, providers and young people themselves to ensure the sector is well-informed, skilled and responsive to changes in government policies and young people’s needs. They are a core element of infrastructure support for the youth sector in their regions.

RYWUs are independent organisations, based in the region they cover, with governance arrangements that reflect the voices of youth organisations in the region

RYWUs collaborate with a wide range of local, regional and national organisations with an interest in supporting and developing youth work. They may lead on multi-organisation partnerships in their areas or might undertake regional roll-out of national programmes in collaboration with national bodies. At the heart of a RYWU is the needs of young people and the youth sector in their regions.

What does the South East cover?

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Hampshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Kent
  • Oxfordshire
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex
  • East Sussex
  • Isle of Wight

Upcoming Meeting

The upcoming Youth Focus South East Meeting is taking place on
Friday 22nd July 2022 at 10am.

For more information please visit our Networking Page 

The below button will take you to our EventBrite page to register your attendance. 

Future Meetings 2022

Youth Focus South East

Thursday 27th January 2022

1pm – 2pm – NYA Apprenticeship Roadshow
2pm – 3pm – Youth Focus South East

Friday 25th March 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 27th May 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 22nd July 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 30th September 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 25th November 2022

10am – 12pm

Regional Youth Impact Network South East

Friday 4th February 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 29th April 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 17th June 2022 – Postponed 

10am – 12pm – Postponed

Friday 16th September 2022

10am – 12pm

Friday 18th November 2022

10am – 12pm