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Not Everyone Goes Home For Christmas

28 نوفمبر 2023

As the festive season approaches, many of us are filled with excitement and anticipation for the warmth of home and the joy of family gatherings. However, it is important to remember that this is not the reality for everyone. This Giving Tuesday let’s shine a light on the young people in our community who don’t […]


16 نوفمبر 2023

Read about Pete’s journey from retired nurse to volunteer mentor for our Sout Glos team in our latest Volunteer Spotlight Blog. Discover how he overcame challenges and found fulfillment in mentoring young lives. What drew you to become a volunteer mentor?   Having proudly been a State Registered Nurse from age eighteen and now sixty-five, retirement […]

1625 celebrates 40 years

13 أكتوبر 2023

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, it’s time to reflect on the incredible journey of 1625 Independent People and the impact we’ve had on countless lives. Dom Wood, CEO, said, “I have been with 1625 Independent People since 1996 but the organisation started 13 years before that.  As I look back at what has been […]

ILP occupying Kingsley Hall, by Lilly Harper

05 أكتوبر 2023

Focus: Independent Labour Party (ILP) occupying Kingsley Hall It is hard to see beyond what we have only ever known. As such, it is difficult to imagine Kingsley Hall in 1911 as a puzzle piece fitting into an international political jigsaw. This blog will discuss the Independent Labour Party’s activities in 1911, the year they […]

Poems by Danni Willey Youth Heritage Board member

09 أغسطس 2023

Here is a collection of poems written by Danni Willey, who is a member of our Youth Heritage Board. Danni has written some poems inspired by our visits to some heritage sites, including the Tobacco Factory and National Trust’s Tyntesfield.   The Tobacco Factory   Tobacco factory With its vast history Revelatory for its time […]

A Queer and Political History of Bristol’s Kingsley Hall by Mary Gurdin

25 يوليو 2023

At the centre of Old Market Street, Bristol, lies Kingsley Hall: a beautiful Georgian-esque building, home to the region’s largest youth homelessness charity, 1625 Independent People. Despite not many individuals knowing the full extent of Old Market Street and Kingsley Hall’s historical past, its history is fascinating, as well as significant for understanding Bristol’s political […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Francis Peppett

18 يوليو 2023

What drew you to become a volunteer?  I have worked with young adults for a number of years through my work in higher education. For some time, I have wanted to work more closely with young people from the city I live in and with those who may not have the same support networks as […]

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