Name of organisation: REALLITY
What REALLITY does: This organisation engages with young people aged 25 and under, via a range of initiatives, which include youth development programmes; building partnerships with churches; charitable organisations and statutory organisations, and provides consultancy to the Home Office, Probation service and others on how to deal with young people.
Tel no: 07958 614212
Name of organisation: XLP
What it does: This award-winning charity is focused on working with disadvantaged youth, to transform their behaviour and help them create positive futures. They run a range of services, which include organising lunch clubs; helping children with homework; managing football clubs; mentoring; working with gang members; arts projects, and a bus that travels to various housing estates, providing play facilities and support for young people.
Tel no: 020 7256 6240
Name of organisation: Bringing Hope
What it does: The organisation works with gang members, at-risk youth, young men, prison inmates, families and wider communities, providing training courses designed to challenge mindsets, improve self-esteem, and equip people with the tools necessary to live a successful and fulfilled life.
Tel no: 0121 454 9764
Name of Organisation: Gangsline
What it does: Gangsline works with young men and women involved in gangs. It provides one-to-one mentoring, training, counselling and evangelistic outreach, visiting some of London’s most notorious estates. Gangsline also supports the parents of gang members, provides legal advice and runs forums. Young people wishing to leave gangs can call Gangsline’s special phone line, a confidential helpline for people who want advice and support to leave a gang.
Tel no: 0800 032 9538
Name of Organisation: Rainmakers Worldwide
What it does: Rainmakers Worldwide is a social enterprise that works with marginalised and disenfranchised young people and adults from challenging backgrounds, and helps them to achieve their goals to become entrepreneurs. Rainmakers also runs leadership development programmes for young people, and provides advice on housing, substance misuse and psychological issues.
Tel no: 07946 526 437
Name of organisation: Word4Weapons
Location: London & Birmingham
What it does: Word4Weapons is the UK’s first weapon exchange programme. Specially designed bins have been placed in strategic places in London and Birmingham, so that people – both young and old – who have dangerous weapons can dispose of them in a safe manner. Since its launch in 2007, a total of 10,000 weapons have been disposed of in the bins. People who dispose of their weapon(s) in a Word4Weapons bin are able to receive an ‘All I Need’ bag, which contains a Bible, DVD, a Word4Weapons information booklet and an information guide, with details of over 100 organisations offering social help.
Tel no: 020 7771 9770