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SW!TCH

A better alternative for young people.

Team Spotlights

From mentee to mentor

Kled is currently a Junior Youth Development Worker, having recently joined our SW!TCH team. But Kled first came to us while he was in Sixth Form, referred for mentoring by his school. After developing under the guidance of his mentor, he stepped up to become a SW!TCH Ambassador, supporting our team and helping to mentor others. And we were extremely...

1 week ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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LifeLine joins consortium supporting young people through flagship MyEnds programme

We're proud to announce that we'll be further supporting young people in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as part of the Winning Harts consortium, funded as part of the Mayor of London's £14.5m investment in local communities through the MyEnds programme. Led by the West Ham United Foundation, and working alongside Youth League UK, Be Heard as One,...

1 week ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Is mentoring the new political football?

Here at LifeLine, we have been working closely with the Mayor of London to mentor young people across the capital for the last 15 years. And, while the holder of the title has changed, we are pleased to see that this commitment to mentoring has remained broadly consistent throughout. Now, more than ever, we hope that the power of mentoring...

1 month ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Using social media for good

This is my first piece of the year—but I won’t be talking about the New Year resolutions you should consider or how 2024 will be your year for personal growth. I’m returning to a theme that often comes up—change, particularly when it comes to new technology. We live in the Information Age, where we have immediate access to a vast...

4 months ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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We want to double down and provide more support in London

Last month, I shared some thoughts I had whilst on sabbatical. I hope you didn't mind the excessive sharing or personal photos. I expected that, on my sabbatical, I might reconsider LifeLine's vision, mission, and activities. I thought visiting other charity leaders would inspire me with new ideas that I would be raring to apply to East London. I was...

6 months ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Using self-reporting to help demonstrate impact

Stakeholders, trustees, management teams, funders, and commissioners no longer just want to know just what we do---our outputs---they want to know the full impact that our work is having. LifeLine Projects is well-known for its award-winning VIP Mentoring approach. We're currently supporting over 600 at-risk young people. And, since 2000, we've helped over 300,000 people across our various programmes using...

6 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Art with BootzMama Black History Art Exhibition

Join us on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the art of our young people at LifeLine Projects. The Art with BootzMama Black History Art Exhibition is a celebration of culture, unity and creativity. Our exhibit is a testament to the resilience and brilliance of Black people, Black Artists and Black Art.

7 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Healthwatch, SW!TCH, and LifeLine Church join forces for charity car wash

On the afternoon of Friday 8th September 2023, Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham, SW!TCH, and Fusion joined forces to host a charity car wash for the local community. The majority of the team working the car wash was made up of local young people volunteering their time in order to support a charitable cause. This included a number of SW!TCH Ambassadors---young...

8 months ago

 by Manisha Modhvadia

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Celebrating SW!TCH on TikTok and in the sunday papers

Bursting onto TikTok Our SW!TCH team have recently started posting on TikTok, rapidly growing their following of young people to over 300 in a few months. As well as promoting upcoming activities, the team are able to provide a wider range of content for young people than in their face-to-face mentoring sessions–for example, key youth workers introduce themselves and share...

9 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Team Spotlights

Introducing Itoro and Jakadi, SW!TCH Youth Development Workers

This month, we're introducing Itoro Victor-Akpan and Jakadi Appleton, Youth Development Workers supporting vulnerable young people through our SW!TCH Futures programme. Itoro and Jakadi have been making great strides running the girls' hub together, which is why we wanted to hear a bit more about them. Jakadi Appleton Where were you born and raised? I was born in North London,...

10 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

Team Spotlights

Introducing Amy Jones, Senior Youth Development Worker

LifeLine first encountered Amy through our SW!TCH mentoring programme whilst she was attending Dagenham Park School in 2013. At the time, Amy was dealing with multiple issues that had piled up and left her on the edge of being excluded from school. With mentoring, Amy thrived and regained her confidence. She excelled at the after-school activities she engaged with. Amy...

1 year ago

 by Amy Jones

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A lifetime commitment to our communities

Like any parent, when I became a father, I wanted my children to get the best start in life. An important part of this was making sure we could be the best parents possible and provide opportunities for our children that would help them develop new life skills. This required sacrifices but we wanted them to have a solid foundation...

1 year ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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