Why Oldham?

The borough of Oldham has a younger age structure than the national average, with 20.7% of people aged under 15 years old. Over recent years the borough has seen an increase in anti-social behaviour. As a result, the increase in ASB has become a key concern for residents.

In 2008 the You and Your Community survey conducted in Oldham showed that all wards within the borough considered the level of crime, clean streets and activities for teenagers priorities for improvement. Mahdlo (Oldham Youth) Zone is a direct response to these calls to action.



This infrastructure of facilities is based upon our 21st Century Youth Facility Model and young people from across Oldham will have access to all these fantastic facilities for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit.  The Youth Zone will provide a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and will enable young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.


Mahdlo YZ are awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

5th June 2018 by OnSide Youth Zones

Mahdlo Youth Zone, part of the OnSide network, has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.  Since opening in 2012 Mahdlo has created around…

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‘Being healthy is being happy’ say young people from Mahdlo Youth Zone

5th July 2017 by OnSide Youth Zones

Young people from Oldham have learnt that being healthy is being happy after recently completing the 5 Ways To Wellbeing project at Mahdlo Youth Zone.…

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Take a look through our portfolio of Youth Zones to learn more about how we are providing 21st Century youth provision to thousands of young people across the country.

Each Youth Zone is an independent charity, working tirelessly to meet the needs of local young people and the community of which they are a part of.

  • Manchester Youth Zone
  • Wirral Youth Zone


...and see for yourself the difference we make

Whether you are interested in supporting your local Youth Zone or want to understand how your community project can work with us to create a better future for the young people of our area we’d recommend that you come and see us in person!

We look forward to welcoming you into the Onside network.

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