Matrix accredited Base 25 is an independent organisation that has been operating since 1999 and is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee situated in Wolverhampton city centre. The charity was set up following a recommendation in the Robertson Bell Report (1988) published after local riots and consultation with young people regarding barriers to accessing services. Base 25 has since been providing services primarily for young people aged 11 to 25 with some targeted work with under 11's and families.


We start with young people; by understanding that they bring a range of experiences, qualities and personalities.

We embrace young people’s diversity and individuality through working ‘with them’ rather than ‘for them’ or ‘doing to them’.

We use a creative process in our approach to engage and work with young people so that they feel empowered in reaching their true potential.

We develop meaningful relationships on a voluntary basis with young people to ensure we understand and meet their individual needs.

We come together to share experiences and ideas to develop ways of working that work for young people.

For 20 years Base 25 has established itself as a city centre facility for young people that have difficulties in accessing mainstream services.  All of our staff are professionally qualified with either a Youth Work, Social Work, IAG or Counselling qualification and are passionate about working with young people.  We also train members of the local community to volunteer in our drop in centre as they perform a key role in mentoring and acting as positive role models for the young people. 

Young people are also encouraged to be actively involved in supporting and developing Base 25 projects and to influence decisions through a young person user group called Youth Link.  Our commitment to putting young people at the centre of our work can be demonstrated though our plan to meet the standards set by ‘Here by Right’.