The menu bar at the top is currently cutting off headings and we don't have a login screen yet, this will be where members sign up or login.
Depending upon the categories that members select (i.e. sector, area, type of youth work, areas of interest?) will mean conversations and news can be targeted to specific groups. It will also help narrow down who to have conversations with (you will also be able to select individual members for closed conversations etc. This will also be used as filters when searching content on the website.
The home page has a space on the right hand side to include twitter and facebook feeds etc.
At the moment news is automatically uploaded when submitted but comments are moderated - all this can be changed to suit whatever we think is best.
The news page would be better as a grid of articles (like its displayed on the home page) so you don't have to scroll through huge images and each article one by one - the layout should be responsive with mobile.