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Providing the skills people need to thrive

Helping young people, adults, and communities build their confidence and skills to create better chances for life, learning, and work.

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Every year we work with hundreds of young people, adults, and families through our Skills to Thrive programmes. With the help of our trained volunteers, we help them to develop the skills they need to be more resilient and to build the confidence they need to fulfil their potential.

Skills to Thrive programmes:

Based in Woking, our alternative learning STEPS to 16 team provide social, emotional and educational support to 14 to 16 year olds who struggle in mainstream education while in other locations, we support people with their numeracy skills through our Multiply courses.

Trained volunteers provide free and independent Youth Counselling for 16 to 25 year olds unable to access support elsewhere. Our Wellbeing Mentors provide long term support to 11 – 18 year olds living with issues such as anxiety, depression, or self harming.

I’m so grateful that your service exists and consider myself lucky that I was able to access it for my daughter – the early intervention was important. Thank you!

Our Steps 2 Work team in Woking supports young people and adults struggling with isolation and long term unemployment providing mentoring and job-searching support. The team also help people struggling with their literacy or language skills, including refugees and Ukrainian guests.

In Stanwell, the Local Conversation team work to support and equip residents to identify local problems and find solutions.

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

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.