Inner London Borough Programme

Our Inner London Programme supports the social, emotional and physical development of children and young people from the most deprived areas of London.

Our Inner London Borough Programme supports the social, emotional and physical development of children and young people from the most deprived areas of London.

The need

Social tensions and divisions, especially within inner city locations, are prevalent in today’s society. The Inner London Boroughs that we work with have high levels of deprivation, often much higher than the average for England as a whole. High levels of poverty, a lack of English speakers at home, and high levels of anti-social behaviour and obesity levels, highlight the importance of interventions that reduce social, educational and aspirational inequalities.

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The young people we support

Our Inner London Borough programme focuses on the development and education of children and young people, aged 7-19 years, from the Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Southall. The young people who join us are often exposed to high levels of poverty, are less advantaged than other young people, or are exposed to social, educational and racial inequalities.

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How the programme supports young people

We engage these young people in sports, learning and social experiences to help them to overcome barriers, raise their aspirations and create opportunities. Our 2, 3 or 4 night residential stays combine cricket, life skills, adventure challenges, engagement with the Arundel Estate and visits to the Sussex countryside to boost confidence, channel energies and create social connections. All aspects that last long beyond the time they are with us. 

Our Inner London Borough programmes include:

Group photo in bowl

Key Outcomes

“The whole Arundel experience is a first for many of our students. These children come from areas where the pressure to join a gang is relentless, the opportunity to be a child again is a relief. I regularly see complete transformations in my students, they lose that defensive look, they relax, smile and laugh. For some it is just the sheer boost in their confidence that is a joy to behold, and this can be regularly referenced on our return. Many colleagues and parents have reported on seeing a change in many of the students who are lucky enough to visit Arundel”. 

Brent Knoll School, Lewisham

The Inner London Borough Programme has many positive outcomes on the self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing of the young people who visit us: 

  • Increased self esteem and personal confidence
  • Improved access and participation in sports
  • Improved motivation in learning
  • Improved resilience and ability to overcome challenges
  • Opportunities to meet people from different backgrounds and to make new friends

The Inner London Borough Programme is a hugely important part of our work and we see an ongoing need to support young people from these locations, to promote inclusion and to ensure that all young people have the best opportunities in life.

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