Our history

Faces in Focus started life as the Teenage Information Network (TIN), a voluntary youth group, in 1977 in a porta cabin in Manor Place, Walworth. TIN moved to our current premises in Harper Road, Elephant and Castle in 1979. In those days TIN mainly focused on group activities for young people such as silk screen printing, photography and badge making, with counselling and information, advice and guidance running alongside them.

Like many voluntary sector organisations at the time it was run as a collective. Due to a change of circumstances in the early 1990’s it was decided to restructure the organisation and change the focus of the organisation to a Youth Support and Counselling Service for 13-25 year olds. Coupled with this, a management structure was introduced and with it a change of name from TIN to Faces in Focus.