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Social Enterprise

Ykids seeks to become a more self-sustaining charity. We do this through Social Enterprise and teach entrepreneurial skills.


Kingsley & Co

Kingsley and Co is an Explorer themed children’s bookshop, coffee shop and literacy project.


Kingsley & Co
19-20 The Palatine
Strand Shopping Centre
L20 4SW
T: 0151 944 2111


Website: www.kingsleyandco.org
Email: Shop Manager – nickwalkden@ykids.co.uk & Story Keeper – katbent@ykids.co.uk
Instagram: @kingsleyandco_
Twitter: @kingsleyandco_
Facebook: @KingsleyandcoYkids

North Perk

Sadly, we have announced the closure of North Perk Cafe.The impact of the Covid-19 lock down and subsequent loss of earnings has left us with the difficult decision to close the café. The café has been an important part of many people’s lives with many young people gaining valuable training and experience. It has been a place for many to meet their friends and become part of the North Perk family. Since it’s opening in 2012 we trained over 68 young people, giving them invaluable skills, confidence and self-belief, enabling them to go on to further employment in many different sectors such as; hospitality, armed forces, administration, and our Manager is now training to become an Environmental Health Officer at Liverpool John Moors University. We would like to thank our amazing staff for their years of dedicated hard work and service, and we wish them all the best for the future.


We also keep bees and teach young people to make and sell products.

“I thought I was dumb ’til I started beekeeping!” – Young person

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