We are a community-led charity that seeks to tackle the root causes of poverty and its consequences by building capacities of diaspora disadvantaged and marginalised peoples and communities in the diverse wards of the South Leeds cluster, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants, by empowering them with sufficient skills, knowledge and resources, to maximise their full potential, lift themselves out of poverty and become self-sufficient.
We ascribe to a broad-based development methodology that works through the eyes of communities in fighting poverty, inequalities, social exclusions and injustices, thereby ensuring sustainable and equitable economic growth. We subscribe to a fully inclusive and equitable, regional, national and global economic system. We promote evidence-based approaches in ending poverty and creating positive social change.
We bring you stories and actions that make a difference and support approaches that make life more sustainable for people and planet. We ensure the voices of disadvantaged people are placed at the heart of any development agenda, and reflective of the socio-economic, and political causes to poverty. We tackle inequality, including economic equality and discrimination, and retain a strong focus on promoting gender and women’s rights.
We believe that the contribution of all communities makes a nation, builds dynamic local communities, generates wealth and improves well-being. We champion fairness, challenge discrimination and pioneer innovative solutions through education, employment and enterprise. Our activities focus on the five core aims:
to increase employment rates to national average.
to enhance social and economic regeneration of communities.
Building a better tomorrow for disadvantaged and marginalised peoples and Communities in Leeds.
We have established a strong reputation for delivering high quality, medium to large scale development programmes for disadvantaged and marginalised peoples in the UK. Our programmes are designed to develop crucial life skills, improve confidence and boost self-esteem.
We adopt an integrated development approach through all our community programmes and projects. We believe in participatory projects. We want to work with people not work for them. Therefore our method is to encourage community ownership of the projects we embark on. We work to achieve excellence in our fields.
We encourage partnerships in tackling poverty. We build our strategy by working with the private, public and voluntary sectors, individuals and communities to inspire actions, and to develop solutions. We have a dedicated team of experts with diverse skills, knowledge and experience in managing diverse programmes and projects focused on lifting youth and communities out of poverty.