Courtyard supports parishes to engage and accompany local young people, to respond to their needs and aspirations. 

Parish volunteers use an 8 phase relational youth work model, to reach out to and work with young people aged 16-25 who are 'on the edge' - those isolated, socially excluded or at risk of ‘falling through the gaps’. Volunteers meet young people 'where they're at' in the community: streets, parks or schools; and encourage them, when appropriate, to come to a 'Courtyard space' in the parish.

This film takes you on a journey with the project, to give you a feel of what Courtyard is like and the impact it has.

To find out more about Courtyard and how it can benefit your parish contact