Serving the Community with Young People at its Heart
 Serving the Community with Young People at its Heart

What and Who we are.

What is Branches Young People's Support Service (Branches)?

Branches is a Community Interest Company(CIC) incorporated in March 2016. A CIC is a type of Social Enterprise which means it is run for the benefit of the community in which we operate. It is a business with a social purpose, not a charity.  Any profits must be put back into the company to allow it to develop and further benefit the community it serves. Being a CIC (not a charity) means that Branches can add to or change the ways it generates funds without having to register each new potential income stream as a new trading company. A CIC also limits its members' liability for any outstanding debts should the company fold to £1 each, hence the £1 fee to become a member which BYPSS will keep seperately from other company assets so that members liability is already covered when they join.

Who are Branches?

Branches is basically it's members, who can suggest and vote on what the CIC should be doing to meet it's aims. Anyone who agrees with these aims can be a member, with proper permission if under 18. The Directors of the CIC are responsible for the day to day running of the business and decision-making. The Directors of Branches are experienced qualified Youth and Community Workers, (though not so experienced that they can't remember what it was like to be young!).  The management team at Branches is made up of the Directors, the Business Manager and the Cafe Manager. The management team is working to get Branches Cafe ready to open, finding the money, organising the design and refit of the premises, making links with other organisations to make sure that Branches can deliver what it promises, and recruiting and training people to help run the Cafe.
 

About Us

Our aim at Branches Young People's Support Service is to deliver youth work with and for young people through a youth cafe and in collaboration with young people, their families, the wider community and professionals.

Get involved!

Are you 12-25 with good ideas about how a Youth Cafe should run?

Do you have a skill or interest you are willing to share with Young People?

Will you have surplus produce from your garden or allotment to help locally source our menu?

 

Do get in touch

E-mail: info@branchesyouth.uk

 

Example Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday08:00 - 17:30
19:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 16:00