Shoreditch Trust works to reduce social and economic disadvantage in Hackney (and similarly deprived neighbourhoods) 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 and achieve greater independence and resilience
·         lead healthier, more fulfilling lives in their communities
 
We work with people who are:
 
·         experiencing difficult transitions
·         struggling with community, cultural or peer pressure or difficult family and personal circumstances
·         lacking skills or knowledge and access to employment and training routes
·         living in poverty - social and economic isolation and exclusion
 
Shoreditch Trust works with a variety of stakeholders - our emphasis on peer support models and building connections allows us to tap into natural social networks and deliver services through strengthening social capital. Shoreditch Trust’s community leadership programmes all share a common philosophy of peer support and capacity building. The models empower participants to be able to become more active, engaged and connected in their communities. 
 
The Trust has developed innovative models of engagement, partnership, community planning and consultation. We believe that our approach sets contexts and creates environments within which people and communities can develop resilience and aspiration.
 
The Trust works to a person-centred approach. This is applied across all of our programmes, working with clients to tailor support according to individual need.
Our focus is on delivering equality of access and opportunities for the people and communities we serve.
 
The Trust is able to respond dynamically to the changing needs of our communities and the emerging policy landscape by reviewing and reassessing not only what we do, but how we do it.
 
Shoreditch Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales no 1086812 established in December 1999.