About Us

We support 16-24 year-olds by preparing them for training, education, work or whatever next, positive step they wish to pursue.

YouCan is a project of the Nottingham-based, young people’s charity, Base 51.

At Base 51, we provide a wrap-around service to support the needs of young people at a time when they need it the most. From a range of practical (and other) support services to activity groups, we are here to help young people feel healthier, happier and positive about their future!


What Can We Help With?

We know that finding success is more than the ability to write a CV – success starts with believing in yourself! Base 51's YouCan project can help you to change your mindset, improve your outlook on life and help provide you with the skills needed to succeed and thrive.


Our Offer

Our 8-10 week course is based around the equipped2succeed framework, which focuses on being positive, taking responsibility, building self-confidence and managing relationships.

Once these "soft skills" have been learned, participants can put them to real-life use through an enterprise project - which will give them hands-on experience with running a business!

By enrolling on YouCan, you will also gain access to Base 51’s other services and facilities, including:

  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing – Gym, Dance Studio, Outdoor Activities, Art Therapy, Counselling & more!
  • Young Leaders' Programme
  • Young Women’s Group
  • LGBTQ+ Young People Groups
  • Business Enterprise Opportunities
  • Performing Arts
  • Practical Support, Laundry and Showers


Contact Us

Contact us for advice, or to find out more:





We are a delivery partner for Nottingham Works 4 You which is part of the city-wide Nottingham Jobs service. Nottingham Works 4 You supports unemployed young people aged 16 to 24 who are ready to start employment. Nottingham Works 4 You is part-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF).