Faces in Focus started life as the Teenage Information Network (TIN), a voluntary youth group, in 1977 in a portacabin in Manor Place, Walworth. TIN moved to our previous 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 1990s, it was decided to restructure the organisation and change the focus of the organisation to a Youth Support and Counselling Service for 11-25-year-olds. Coupled with this, a management structure was introduced and with it a change of name from TIN to Faces in Focus.