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Referrals and Support for Young People and the Community

The Referrals and Support for Young People and the Community Program provides a range of services to young people and the community. It assists young people to make informed decisions about their health and well-being, develop skills and knowledge, and build supportive relationships. The program works in partnership with other services, to ensure that young people have access to a range of services and supports. This includes providing referrals to external services, such as counselling, housing, employment and education services. The program also offers a variety of activities to help young people develop positive relationships, increase their self-esteem and resilience, and build their capacity to make informed decisions. The program also works with the community to identify and respond to concerns. This includes providing information, advice and support to parents, teachers, and other stakeholders in order to help young people stay safe, healthy and engaged in their community. 



Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.


The Erasmus+ programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.


It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also

  • supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
  • implements the EU Youth Strategy
  • develops the European dimension in sport


LITC’s Befriending Service

A Social Inclusion Group for Adults With Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Challenges. The group ran one day and one night a week.

On Wednesday mornings we provided a drop-in coffee morning at a selection of local cafes whilst on Friday nights we provided activities in Brixton and neighbouring areas including Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, and Norwood.

As a social inclusion group we go to all the places that individuals can be socially included.


This includes:

  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Nightclubs


Skills Support for Unemployed

The Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU) was one of the 6 main ESF projects to support adults and young people in the UK between 2014 and 2019.


SSU provides skills support to unemployed individuals on benefits, who are looking for work but have a skills barrier to entering the labour market. SSU makes sure adults have the right level of skills and employability support that they need to improve their chances of finding work.


SSU includes up to 10 to 76 hours+ of accredited and non-accredited training designed to provide participants with the skills and qualifications necessary to enter a specific work sectors.


Learners are then supported into employment which is followed by up 26 weeks of in-work support.


SSU was delivered throughout London in partnership with Manley Summers in South London, with particular focus on Merton, where LITC supported over 250 individuals, between March 2014 and July 2015. We surpassed our 40% target participants who moved into sustained employment.



LITC’s Get Active Sports project aims to assist 25 young people aged 16-18 years of age, who are Not in Employment, Education or Training, to develop employability, life skills and aspirations: moving closer into Employment, Education or Training, while providing opportunities to participate in sport, getting active in: Life; Work; and Sport.

Get Active Sports will mobilise a 3 stage model to develop young people to move closer to employment, education and training:

  • Employability
  • Skills Development
  • Get Active Attributes

Employability: incorporates the key experience, skills, and personal development a young person will need to seek and obtain employment. Including: Job Search skills; CV Building; Interview preparation; Mock interviews; Work experience.


Skills Development: an educational, social and personal skills activities sessions a young person requires, focused on employment, education or training. Skills will include: Communication; Inter-personal; Leadership; Team-working; Enterprise; and Strategic thinking.


Get Active attributes: Young people participating in multi-sport and adapted sports coaching sessions once a week, increasing their core personal attributes which are essential for everyday life as an adult.


Upon completion on the Get Active Sports project, young people will be encouraged to become Active Sports Volunteers and assist with other Sports projects, as coaches and peers mentors.


Football for Hope

Football for hope is a grassroots adapted Football project in London, aimed at supporting the most disadvantaged young people to become the next generation of Community Football Coaches.


This Program mobilised adapted Football activities in: Lambeth; Southwark; Wandsworth, to support over  100 young people aged 16 to 24 to develop their Football techniques, Life and Work-based skills, increase their awareness of STIs and their participation in their local communities.   Each programme runs 10 weekly sessions of Football, Skills and Personal development activities for 25 young people identified living in these districts.


During every 10 weeks, young people will participate in Skills, Personal Development and Health activities, aimed to promote a young person’s economic, social and civic participation in society, while also developing the next generation of Football Coaches.   All young people complete the FA’s Respect course and 10 young people are selected and offered the opportunity to complete their FA Level 1 Football Qualification. All participants will be invited to volunteer in future LITC’s Football and Adapted Sport programmes through our Active Volunteers



The Community Engage Program is an initiative designed to engage and inform community members about important issues and events in their local area. The program includes social events, talks from community leaders, and other activities that bring people together to discuss and address concerns.


The program hosts social events such as picnics and potluck dinners, which provide a fun atmosphere for people to mingle and get to know one another. Talks from community leaders are also part of the program. These talks provide an opportunity for members to learn from their elected officials and other influential figures in their community. The topics of discussion often include current events, local issues, and ways to get involved in the community.


Finally, the program also offers activities that are designed to inform and educate participants about the issues that affect their community. These activities can range from workshops to panel discussions. The goal of the Community Engage Program is to create a sense of community and connection among members. By providing an opportunity for people to come together and have meaningful conversations, the program aims to foster a stronger sense of responsibility and ownership over the things that affect their lives.




The Sporteducate program, in partnership with Deutsche Bank, aims to use sport and education to create positive outcomes for young people. The program encourages participants to develop life skills and develop their personal, social, and academic abilities. The program seeks to provide young people with the tools and resources to achieve positive goals in their lives.


The program consists of three core components: sport, education, and life skills. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in athletic activities and learn the fundamentals of sportsmanship, teamwork, and physical fitness. They will also receive academic instruction in topics such as math, English, and science. Finally, they will be given the opportunity to develop their social and personal skills.


Furthermore, participants will be able to access job-readiness training, life skills coaching, and career advice. They will also have the opportunity to attend Deutsche Bank-sponsored events and be exposed to financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The program also offers mentoring and coaching from Deutsche Bank employees. Overall, the Sporteducate program seeks to provide young participants with the tools and resources to achieve positive outcomes in their lives. By combining sport and education, the program aims to help participants develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful and productive members of society.


Sponsor a program

LionHeart in the Community (LITC)