Shoreditch Trust works to reduce social and economic disadvantage in Hackney by supporting people to gain knowledge, skills and opportunities so that they can:

• access the services and support they need
• participate fully in the workplace and in civil society
• gain confidence
• achieve greater independence and resilience
• lead healthier, more fulfilling lives in their communities

We work with people who are:

• experiencing difficult transitions (from care or custody)
• struggling with community, cultural or peer pressure or difficult       family and personal circumstances
• lacking skills or knowledge
• living in poverty (social and economic isolation, exclusion)

Shoreditch Trust works with a variety of stakeholder groups – we place an emphasis on peer support models and building connections that allow us to tap into natural social networks and deliver services through strengthening social capital, whether it is expectant mothers from new migrant communities or young people in care requiring the support to move into independent living. The models empower participants to be able to become more active, engaged and connected in their communities.

Our core objectives have always been to engage local people in activities that ensure that their entitlement is met and to promote social inclusivity in a fast-changing borough.

Shoreditch Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales no 1086812 established in December 1999.