Universal Youth Work Proposal

Closes 30 Apr 2020

Opened 16 Dec 2019


The following survey is designed to obtain your views about your current use of Youth Centres in Surrey, and Surrey County Council’s proposed plans to change the way Universal Youth Work is delivered in Surrey.

Currently, Surrey County Council provides open access universal youth work that takes place in youth centres across the county. Open access youth work is often provided in youth centres and is open to all young people without referral or a specific need. Whilst there is no statutory duty for SCC to continue to provide open access universal youth work, SCC recognises that the youth centres themselves are a valued community asset and can play a larger role in achieving the Community Vision for 2030 that includes community participation as one of the priorities.

However, Surrey’s Youth Centres are often underutilised and are not fulfilling their potential for the benefit of young people. Surrey County Council is proposing to increase the availability of the existing youth centres for the use of the voluntary, community and faith sector.

We are therefore consulting on whether Surrey County Council should continue to deliver universal open access youth work and how it could enable the voluntary, community and faith sector to use the youth centres at little or no cost.

The full proposal is available here:

Youth Service Consultation - Strategy

The closing date for the consultation is midnight 30 April 2020

Please note the information you are being asked to provide is anonymous data. The responses you provide will be used for the purposes of this consultation and may be used to provide feedback on other consultations occurring at this time.

Public Engagement Events

The potential opportunities are unique to each youth centre, we are therefore holding engagement events during consultation to explore the opportunities in each centre. There is no need to book a place in one of the events in advance as they will be drop in events with opportunities to ask questions, share ideas and provide feedback. The dates for each event will be published in advance below with the events broadly being arranged as set out as follows:

District and Borough Local engagement  
Mole Valley January 2020
Reigate and Banstead  
Spelthorne February 2020
Epsom and Ewell  
Runnymede March 2020
Surrey Heath  
Waverley April 2020


January Events:

Date Time Venue
14 January 5pm -7pm The Bridge Youth Centre - Clare Cres, Leatherhead KT22 7RB
15 January 5pm – 7pm Horley Young People and Family Centre - Albert Rd, Horley RH6 7JA
16 January 5.30pm – 7.30pm The Malthouse - Mill Lane, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1DX
21 January 6:30- 8:30pm Ashtead Youth Centre - 238 Barnett Wood Ln, Ashtead KT21 2DA
22 January 4pm – 6pm Phoenix Youth Centre - Preston Manor Rd, Epsom, Tadworth KT20 5LG
23 January 4pm – 6pm The Annex - Redhill Youth Centre, RH1 1HT
28 January 5pm – 7pm Banstead Youth Centre - The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2BQ
29 January 4pm – 6pm The Street - 8 Godstone Rd, Caterham CR3 6RA

Give Us Your Views


  • All Areas


  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • CSF staff
  • Carers
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Children's Centres
  • Employers
  • Care Leavers
  • SCC staff
  • District and borough council staff
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector organisations
  • Adults Social Care staff
  • Social care service users
  • People who use social care services
  • GPs
  • Healthcare providers
  • All Surrey residents
  • Surrey businesses


  • Schools
  • 6-11 year olds
  • 12-19 year olds
  • 20-25 year olds
  • Commissioning
  • Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disabilities
  • Parents and families
  • Staff
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Safeguarding children
  • Organisations that receive grant funding
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Adult Social Care
  • Social care service users
  • People who use social care services
  • SCC staff