About ChYpPS

ChYpPS, our Children and Young People's Participation Service, works with children and young people of all ages across the city, organising activities in local neighbourhoods in response to need.

Tough Love

‘Tough Love’ is a new, hard-hitting and innovative Applied Theatre project performed by the company ’Alter Ego’ that raises awareness of control and abuse in teenage relationships.

Anyone is welcome to attend free of charge. All the performances are now finished. If you would like further information about this project please contact jade.benstead@cambridge.gov.uk or phone 01223 420309.

For further help and support please see this directory:


The ChYpPS Community Play Boat

The ChYpPS Community Play Boat is a wide beam narrowboat that allows children, young people, families and community groups to take part in innovative activities along the River Cam.

Targeted work

We run a number of closed groups that are mostly referred projects.

HeyDaze has been running since 2002 and aims to provide a four-day residential and fortnightly activities for a group of 12 children aged 9 to 13 years old. The project aims to increase self esteem and develop confidence and help children get involved in social and leisure provision in neighbourhoods.


The ChYpPS Scrapstore provides a source of recycled materials for children and young people to use in art, craft and play activities. We also sell arts and crafts equipment at cost price.

Help and advice

We think these links might be helpful if you need help, support or advice:

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