ABOUT OUR SERVICES


We believe that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement hold the key to positive change in others.

Being helped by someone who has ‘been there’ is highly powerful and this peer-led approach underpins all our services.

OUR SERVICES

Intensive, specialist help for young people affected by gang-related violence and exploitation. We also prevent young people at risk of becoming involved in gangs and violence.

Our SOS Project offers intensive help to young people exposed to or at risk of violence, vulnerability and exploitation. The work encompasses gangs work and family support as well as child exploitation and human trafficking.
Our SOS+ Programme prevents disadvantaged young people becoming involved in gang crime and serious youth violence. It offers interactive sessions in schools, pupil referral units and colleges which offer practical tools and knowledge to young people on how to steer clear from violence and crime.
We work in The Royal London Hospital’s Major Trauma Centre in Whitechapel, East London, to offer intensive support to young people who have been admitted as victims of serious youth violence and sexual violence.

Helping young people who are not in education, training and employment to improve their levels of confidence and skills, with the aim of supporting them to employment.

Our HSBC-supported Choices Programme helps disadvantaged young people in London and West Yorkshire who are not in employment, education or training. It helps them overcome barriers to build the skills and confidence to gain employment.
Our GROW Project is offered in partnership with Southwark Council. It helps disadvantaged young people in this south London borough to find part time employment as a stepping stone to their career.
Our YES (Youth Employment Skills) Project works with REED in Partnership funded by the European Social Fund, in partnership with the Education and Skills Funding Agency. It helps disadvantaged 16-24 year olds overcome personal barriers and access employment and training opportunities.
The Accessing The Future Project offers practical assistance to help disadvantaged young people achieve their career goals. It is kindly supported by the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation.

Help for adults in overcoming disadvantage to improve their skills, confidence and ultimately support them into employment.

Our Pathways to Employment Project supports people in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark who face barriers to employment move into paid jobs.

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Our Working Out project in Cardiff offers people who have been service users in the local community the opportunity to train as Peer Advisors whilst undergoing paid work placements.
Our Working Out project in Ipswich offers peer-led support to ex-offenders in Ipswich to help them access education, training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Our North London Team offer peer-led support to people with recent convictions or those who have recently released from prison to help access employment, volunteering and training opportunities.


Our London Peer Hub offers adults who have overcome disadvantage the opportunity to train as Peer Advisors and gain qualifications, experience and employment. It is delivered in partnership with local partners.


Our Peer Advisor Centre in West Yorkshire offers adults who have overcome disadvantage the opportunity to train as Peer Advisors and gain qualifications, experience and employment. It is delivered in partnership with local partners.
Our Right Steps to Work project is a voluntary programme in Yorkshire that will help you develop skills, achieve your goals, and move towards and into work.

Help for children and families and for people affected by poverty, debt and financial hardship.

Our Children and Families Teams work with socially excluded families who are struggling to cope and often not engaging with statutory services. Our teams specialise in working with these vulnerable families, offering one-to-one support for the children and young people in them. This work is offered in London, West Yorkshire and Cardiff.
Our COPE Project offers help to children affected by parental imprisonment and we also offer help families of serving prisoners in HMP Wealstun through Maintaining Family Ties.
Work with Family Gangs Units in South London to help the young people and their families who are affected by gang involvement.

Work in prisons to help serving prisoners successfully rehabilitate and pursue crime –free lives.

We offer resettlement services in these prisons to address the needs of serving prisoners and reduce re-offending. Many of these services are offered in partnership with Community Rehabilitation Companies.
Our prison-based Peer Advisor Programme plays an important role in this work, offering serving prisoners the opportunity to train and qualify under the Level 3 Information, Advice and Guidance qualification whilst providing vital support for other prisoners.
We offer specialist support to foreign national prisoners through our peer-led approach. This is a group whose needs are often unmet and we are grateful to The Bell Foundation for support this work.


The CFO3 project works in partnership with APM and delivers employment support in West Yorkshire to the most disadvantaged prisoners and people with convictions.

Services for women and community support for vulnerable adults.

Our Footsteps Project works with highly vulnerable women prison leavers who are returning to London to help them successfully resettle and lead stabilised lives in the community.
We also have a small number of services offering intensive, peer-led support to vulnerable adults in south London, including partnership work the St Thomas Hospital in Waterloo to help homeless patients.
Our Peer Circles project works across central and south London to help people with complex needs to access employment, volunteering and training opportunities.

St Giles Trust Cymru

Supported by the European Social Fund, Working Out adopts our Peer Advisor Programme to benefit local communities and enhance community services in Cardiff.
County lines in Cardiff supports vulnerable young people who are exploited by gangs into carrying our risky activities around dealing and transporting drugs.
Thanks to support from Barclays, we have been helping families in Cardiff and the surrounding area of the city through Gamechangers Cymru.
Working under the Wales Community Rehabilitation Company, led by Working Links, we offer custody-based resettlement support in prisons across Wales.