The young people we support are socially excluded and their complex needs and family lifestyles hold them within a negative cycle that contributes to poverty and lifelong problems. Some are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation and many live in deprived and broken homes. We aim to break the cycle of deprivation and give young people a more positive life experience. We challenge their thinking and behaviour and encourage them to be more involved with their community. Some of the young people we work with are on the periphery of gangs and are looking for a sense of belonging. We offer them a support network often missing at home. In order to meet our aims and vision, we deliver core programmes to fully engage and support young people from local communities which include mentoring, universal youth work, family support and community development work.