Youth Services

LOETB acknowledges the valuable role that youth work plays in the lives of young people and the important contribution it makes to the communities throughout Laois and Offaly. We recognise that youth work, and those involved in delivering it at the local level, contribute to the strengthening of those communities.

In order to ensure the highest and most comprehensive quality of service is delivered to young people in Laois and Offaly, the Youth Officer ensures that there is:

  • Co-ordination of plans, proposals and activities regarding youth work Provision of financial assistance.
  • Preparation of a Youth Work Development Plan.
  • Compilation of a Youth Work Annual Report.
  • Designation, review or withdrawal of designation for local youth work/service organisations.
  • Establishment of a Youth Work Committee to advise and make recommendations on the performance of its youth work functions.



Joe Thompson, Youth Officer


Youth Services, LOETB, Ridge Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.


085 8878578











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