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Citadel Youth Centre Activity Agreement Hub (Citadel Youth Centre)

Citadel Youth Centre
Lotte Walters

Young people aged 16-19 attend our weekly Activity Agreement hub in Leith to get support with their move on to the next step in their life. We work closely with the young person to help them to decide what they need in order to move into an appropriate opportunity whether this is employment, education, training or voluntary work. Our weekly hub offers not only the support from competent staff but workshops and support with job applications, CV writing, interview preparation, as well as finding appropriate further training programmes.

Participants meet weekly at the hub and can access not only the use of the IT equipment but more importantly the competent and knowledgeable staff from the Citadel staff to the Activity Agreement advisor and SDS workers as well as volunteer and students that can support them in small groups or on an individual basis depending on their particular needs. Food and travel expenses are provided also as well as EMA for those eligible (please see below for further details or contact a 15+ staff member at the Citadel).

Service Type

Employability, Education and training, and Volunteering

Client Group

Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

North east

Age group served


Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, and Stage 3 / Vocational Activity

Outreach offered


To be on an Activity Agreement you must meet the following criteria:

  • aged 16-19 years old (some 15-year-olds may be eligible if they have passed their official school leave date)
  • not currently in education, employment or training
  • had a positive destination but have not been able to sustain it
  • currently living in Edinburgh.

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