The 1 Market Square project (which accomodates the Square Youth Cafe and Infopoint facilities, was established in 1999 to improve the quality of life for young people aged 11 to 25 years in Hailsham.
In recent years, the Town Council has expanded its youth service provision to include additional centres, venues and support services, the latest of which have been the Monday Youth Club (James West Community Centre) and Safehub facility (1 Market Square).
HYS has recently launched a Hailsham Youth Council - representing the town’s young people and their interests.
Mission Statement: Our Commitments
Hailsham Youth Service, managed and funded by Hailsham Town Council, aims to provide young people in the local area with opportunities to develop social, physical, emotional and political awareness. Regardless of background, gender or culture, young people can expect a safe, supportive, fun and non-judgmental environment at all our centres and through our various activities and service provision.
HAILSHAM YOUTH SERVICE IS COMMITTED TO:
Providing creative and challenging experiences that support the personal, social and educational development of young people.
Giving young people opportunities to learn and achieve and to have these achievements recognised.
Encouraging young people to explore their values and beliefs and support their engagement in decision-making and community activity.
Mission Statement: Our Objectives
HAILSHAM YOUTH SERVICE AIMS TO:
Offer quality information, advice and support to young people, so that they can make informed choices about issues affecting their lives.
Work closely with young people who are not included or engaged in their communities, to offer opportunities and experiences that develop their confidence, skills and self-esteem, and that encourage and support their re-engagement and social inclusion.