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Help with skills and learning

If you're struggling with low skills or school, one of our teams may be able to help you.

In the UK, hundreds of thousands of children, young people, and adults struggle with formal education and learning.

The result can be disastrous, affecting people’s income and life chances. The impact on their confidence, mental health, and relationships can be profound.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

By giving people opportunities to engage with learning and supporting them with their needs we can reignite their passion for learning. This is why we offer a range of services and courses to help everyone from children, young people, parents, to single adults and help them to gain the confidence, skills and qualifications they need to progress and reach their potential.


Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help people 19 years or over and who don’t have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent) to gain free numeracy support to build confidence with numbers and even gain a qualification.

Good numeracy skills help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting money and they can even help you with job opportunities and higher wages or prepare you for further study.

We help to deliver Multiply opportunities to young adults or parents through our volunteer mentoring programmes, at our Stanwell Family Centre, and through our Steps 2 Work training courses for people struggling with employment.

Get in touch to find out more.

STEPS to 16

Our trained STEPS to 16 staff are skilled at supporting young people struggling with a range of social, emotional, and mental health needs, including many learning difficulties.

Unlike mainstream schools’ focus on academic achievement, our approach (praised by Ofsted) is tailored to students’ needs and interests.

Our dedicated Learning Centre, based in Woking, is small with a ‘homely’ atmosphere. There are just two classrooms, a teaching kitchen, and an outdoor area. Casual clothes (no uniform) are worn, and we provide breakfast and lunch.

Students attend for up to 18 hours per week with learning taking place in small groups, or one to one. Subject cover a mix of:

  • Functional skills e.g. maths and English, accredited by City& Guilds
  • Vocational and life skills such as cooking, budgeting, and positive choices
  • A range of enrichment activities such as trips to Brooklands museum, carpentry workshops or music courses with external groups.

Basically, we help young people to stay in education and secure the skills, confidence, and qualifications they need to transition into adulthood, further education, and employment, and to ultimately reach their potential.

Thank you for helping Evie, especially applying for a college place and for her mentor who took her to the interview … she was offered a place a on a health and beauty course and is doing well. She is even working in a salon on Saturdays. Thank you again!

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"They give everyone a second, third, or even a fourth chance. They don't give up on people, even if they have given up on themselves."

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Do you know a young person or adult struggling with poor mental health? Or are you, or your community group, feeling isolated? We might be able to help you.

If you are struggling to find employment we may be able to help you through one of our employment support projects.