BANES Groups

Groups in Bath & North East Somerset 

We are funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council through the Targeted Youth Contract to provide regular groups and activities for young people aged 13 - 21. 

Monthly, venue based groups where we hire a community space for our exclusive use and undertake activities chosen by the young people.
We keep a regular staff team and volunteers who support the activities so there’s plenty of familiarity and structure each time we meet.  Activities usually including cooking and sharing a meal together, and each session is themed with other activities and games and the opportunity to socialise and make new friends.  
Monthly groups where we hire a space in a public setting so young people can start to develop their independence and join in with community activities.
We have a regular staff team and volunteers who support these activities so there is familiarity, with the opportunity to start to develop independence by being in a public space, purchasing drinks and snacks from a public bar or café, etc. 

‘Out & About’ groups are about developing independence and increasing social networks. The activities are chosen by the group and usually include snacks or a meal. We have had spa days, Bowling, Theatre and Many more.


Our groups and activities are structured to develop a transition to independence for young people which builds on and complements our befriending service.  Young people do not need to have a befriender in order to join our group activities.