We work in partnership with local statutory and voluntary organisations and community groups to meet the needs of the vulnerable group of young people or adults with whom they work.
These vulnerable groups include those with:
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental Health issues
  • Homeless
  • Unemployed
  • Alcohol / Drug issues
  • Older people
  • Offenders
  • Young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS)
  • Black, Minority and Ethnic Groups (BME)
  • People with few qualifications
  • Socially excluded
The specific groups that we work with at a particular time will depend on the identified needs of participants and the partner organisation, and the availability of funding.

Potential benefits for participants in our workshops and projects

The intended outcomes of each workshop or project will be agreed with the partner organisation, and negotiated with the participants at the start. Clear, measurable targets will be set, monitored and evaluated throughout each programme. Possible benefits include:
  • Develop personal and social skills
  • Improve health and well-being
  • Develop employability skills
  • Better understand themselves and others
  • Improve their communication skills
  • Develop creative skills and learn new things
  • Have fun
  • Explore issues in a non-threatening way
  • Work as a team
  • Set and achieve personal goals and reflect on what they have learned
  • Identify follow-on opportunities (learning / volunteering / training / employment / leisure or social activities)
  • Contribute to community development and awareness
  • Develop employability skills

Community Benefits:

These include:
  • Communities working together to improve where they live
  • Greater awareness and understanding of issues faced by vulnerable people
  • Raising the awareness of decision-makers (councils / funders etc.) about particular issues
  • Communities able to communicate their views / concerns / issues and have their voice heard
  • Communities working more closely together - community cohesion
  • Communities taking responsibility
  • Organisations having a better understanding of the needs of their client group
  • Volunteers will develop new skills to progress to further volunteering, learning or employment.