inflatablesSans Street Youth & Community Centre (formerly Sunderland Catholic Youth Centre) is a registered charity and a voluntary organisation operating in the Hendon and East End of Sunderland area since 1969.

Community Services We Deliver

  • Alternative/preferred education curriculum(in partnership with school)
  • Group work with young people with challenging behaviour
  • Social Inclusion Programmes
  • Employment programmes
  • Healthy Initiative Programmes
  • Opportunities for accreditation
  • Individual Support
  • Generic Youth Work
  • Excluded and at risk of exclusion from school
  • Young people who are involved in or at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour


Much of the work we do revolves around education and practical life skills. We support personal development in it’s widest sense, encouraging young people to challenge and help themselves to achieve goals. This is done by providing accredited and non-accredited courses and programmes and 1-1 support for young people in a safe, non judgemental environment in which participants are supported in their learning and encouraged to ‘have a go’, to establish and further develop skills that will improve their chances in life.

“Since the staff got a load of nail art equipment, me and the girls can sit with our snacks, do each other’s nails, listen to the music talk and talk and have a good laugh”

Quotes from members of the Project

Activities here at sans street Alongside traditional youth club evenings and holiday activity programmes day time work includes; work with young people who are not in education, employment or training or on the verge of becoming disengaged.

The building spans four floors and includes the only multi sports hall in the area for community usage, a recently refurbished education and training suite, games area, coffee bar, meeting rooms and garden allotments, providing ideal facilities and resources for the delivery of a wide and varied spectrum of activities and courses delivered by existing qualified and experienced front line staff in sports, dance, gardening, cycling, camping, climbing, computing and archery.

Sans Street achieved the 14-19 Silver Quality Assurance Award for educational work undertaken with young people. The centre is registered with bodies such as ASDAN, Assessments and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) and is one of only five organisations in the North East to achieve 'Gold Star' status by Sports Leaders UK, the leading award body for sports leadership courses.

Sans Street Staff

Sans Street Youth & Community Centre - Sans Street - Hendon - Sunderland - SR1 1HG - 0191 565 6021