THE PROJECT MAKES ME HAPPY AND HELPS WITH MY ANXIETY, IT HAS HELPED MY PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS AND MY CONFIDENCE. I'M HOPING THE PROJECT WILL SUPPORT AND LEAD ME INTO A FULL-TIME PHOTOGRAPHY JOB."

UK HUBS

Our UK Hubs provide specialist support for marginalised children, young people, individuals and families within deprived communities. We believe in young people, which means we are proactive in developing families and communities.  In turn, we believe this builds a healthier and stronger infrastructure for young people to thrive.

We aim to support individuals who feel disconnected from their community, this could be due to:

> language and culture

> remoteness of location

> age or poor physical mental or emotional health

> fear of stigma and prejudice. 

OUR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE THOSE WHO FEEL ISOLATED AND FORGOTTEN, AND ARE THEREFORE AT RISK IN SOCIETY; THOSE WHO LACK CONFIDENCE, WHO FEEL ALONE, AND WHO HAVE LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO THEM, AND THEREFORE WHO ARE MORE LIKELY TO TURN TO CRIME OR FIND THEMSELVES VICTIM OF EXPLOITATION. 

MOBILISING COMMUNITIES

Through our UK Hubs, we aim to mobilise communities: to bring people together to make a difference. Our Hubs focus on developing confidence and self-esteem, and helping individuals and families realise their value in their community: to develop their sense of identity and belonging within the communities they live, and to achieve their full potentials. 

 

We are training services and projects across the UK, to recognise those who are disconnected from their communities: and to provide early intervention to support those in need. We are empowering people to see the value of community: to mentor, support and guide individuals who are crying out for support and compassion; and to work together to transform the lives of those in need.

OFFENDING: VIOLENCE

& KNIFE CRIME

Working with ex-offenders and those at risk of offending, many of our individuals come from broken homes or have come through the carers' systems; through these programmes, we aim to address root causes and emotional triggers that have led these individuals to offend and commit crime. Our programmes aim to be preventative through early intervention: and to provide individuals with practical support as we challenge mindsets, and work with them to rebuild their lives through exploring aspirations and enterprise opportunities as a means to generate income in alternative ways to crime.

ENTERPRISE

Through our Enterprise programmes, we support individuals who are NEET (not in employment, education or training) and who have not developed the life skills, confidence and communication skills they need to fulfil their potentials. These programmes will aim to take individuals away from lifestyles that often involve crime and making money illegally, to instead providing individuals with opportunities to explore their hopes, dreams and ambitions, and to look at creative, entrepreneurial and enterprise ideas. Through sessions, individuals will learn and develop basic life skills to help them live independently; they will have support to access training and volunteering or work-placement opportunities; and they will have been helped to develop their CV, and prepared for what to expect in college and job interviews. 

READING, LITERACY & NUMERACY

Within these programmes, we aim to create fun and engaging learning opportunities for children, young people, families and adults of all ages, to develop the vital skills of reading, literacy and numeracy. Through small groups, we provide practical workshops, and help parents in being able to support their children at home. 

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Supporting individuals who are being, or who are in danger of being victimised and at risk of grooming and exploitation: these one-to-one and group work sessions aim to give the tools to build confidence and self-esteem; to provide holistic support that rehabilitates individuals in overcoming addictions, and to break free from sexual violence and exploitation, as they build a stable future and start again. 

SOCIAL ACTION

Bringing children, young people, families and adults together from diverse backgrounds, we run Social Action Programmes that aim to encourage them to become an active member and give back to the community. They become a positive contribution in society, by helping others in the neighbourhood: whereby they carry out activities such as supporting elderly members with their shopping; carrying out car washing in the community; and litter-picking. 

SPECIALIST MENTORING

Aimed at supporting vulnerable children and young people with low confidence who are struggling in their school or home lives; we are working with children who repress and internalise their pain; as well as those who lash out, who might have become in trouble with police, facing exclusion from school, and at risk of being exploited through drugs, crime and violence.

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

(PASTORAL CARE)

Through our Enterprise programmes, we support individuals who are NEET (not in employment, education or training) and who have not developed the life skills, confidence and communication skills they need to fulfil their potentials. These programmes will aim to take individuals away from lifestyles that often involve crime and making money illegally, to instead providing individuals with opportunities to explore their hopes, dreams and ambitions, and to look at creative, entrepreneurial and enterprise ideas. Through sessions, individuals will learn and develop basic life skills to help them live independently; they will have support to access training and volunteering or work-placement opportunities; and they will have been helped to develop their CV, and prepared for what to expect in college and job interviews.

 

SAFE SPACES

Our Safe Spaces Programmes aim to provide trusted environments which individuals can take ownership of and develop; these include community gardens and centres that they can help to restore and create spaces of importance, that matter to them. Within our Safe Spaces, we will run specific sessions for youth, elderly, and other groups of individuals: providing opportunities where individuals from shared backgrounds who can relate easily, can come together and socialise; develop positive relationships; and share ideas, hobbies and learning. These spaces will also become a place that is open to individuals from a variety of backgrounds: bringing together people who would not normally associate with each other; bringing people from all ages and walks of life, together to share experiences, and to grow together in their communities. 

HOMELESSNESS & POVERTY

Providing support, guidance, and rehabilitation to individuals living on the street, or who are facing homelessness, we aim to address the root cause of their situations and to help them move forwards away from crisis point, towards long-term resettlement. 

MEDIA, ARTS & CREATIVITY

Using Media, Arts & Creativity, we run group sessions with the aim of combatting mental health, and using creative means as a way to develop coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety and depression. These sessions also develop creative skills that are transferrable into the workplace, further education and training. 

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Supporting more isolated and vulnerable individuals in our community, we aim to promote their physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing: to meet basic needs of food and shelter, be it by going shopping or providing hot meals; in addition to meeting emotional needs through listening; and helping practically through developing key skills of living independently, managing money, and cooking on a budget. 

PARENTING

Working alongside parents and carers, we aim to empower our main caregivers through small group and one-to-one specialist sessions: we recognise that while parenting is a joy, full of love, happiness and amazing rewards, that equally that it can also be full of unimaginable challenges and struggles along the way. Our sessions cover a range of parenting programmes and topics, aiming to support parents and carers through their parenting journey; helping them to develop confidence, and share special parenting moments: within these Hubs, our classes range from providing antenatal care, all the way through to supporting Dads, and managing behaviour.

CREATION CARE

Our projects in Creation Care focus on enhancing positive attitudes toward the world around us: through looking at our environment and natural heritage, we encourage children, adults and families to take ownership and responsibility for the natural world around them, and to explore different ways they can make a positive impact on their community.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Supporting individuals who are suffering with addictions, we provide one-to-one and peer support rehabilitation programmes for individuals, to encourage and motivate each other: to help each other through even the most difficult of days; and to develop coping strategies as they work towards living healthier and happier lifestyles without dependencies on drugs, alcohol and substances. 

PARTNER WITH US...

MOBILISE YOUR COMMUNITY TO REACH MARGINALISED  YOUTH IN YOUR LOCAL AREA – PARTNER WITH NICODEMUS TODAY AND TRANSFORM A LIFE. 

 
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Manor Stables, Oxhill, Warwickshire CV35 0QE 

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