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elevate

Abianda is a social enterprise working with young women who are affected by, or are at risk of, criminal exploitation and violence.

 

Abianda’s specialist knowledge of working with young women and girls means we understand the barriers and challenges they face in accessing education, training and employment opportunities. As such, we have designed a CPD-accredited programme using our unique model of practice to ensure young women get access to high-quality and accessible leadership and development skills.

 

Young women will have the opportunity to earn CPD accreditation (Level 1) in Leadership and to take part in group work, group discussions, and individual presentations. 

 

Excitingly, young women who take part in Elevate can also learn about co-design and co-production. They will have a chance to develop and participate in further workshops with the Participation team. They are also welcome to move into our Young Women’s Advisory Group if they want to continue to work with Abianda on our systems change work alongside other young women.

 

Elevate is for young women*:

  • 18-25 years old 

  • London-based

  • Not in Education, Training or Employment (ETE)

  • Have experience of the care system, criminal and youth justice systems, homelessness or navigating statutory services, such as social services and policing**

 

​*Non-binary people are welcome to apply if they believe that they have lived experience that is aligned with women and girls.

** Please be assured that young women will never be asked to talk about their past and/or difficult experiences in the group space

If you are interested in hearing more about Elevate and future delivery dates, please read and complete the application form and one of our team will be in touch.

 

Key information about Elevate 

  • Pan-London

  • Programme hours are flexible -  typically 4-6 hour days, 1-2 days a week, over 3-4 weeks with breaks throughout

  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided

  • Travel expenses

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

 

If you are a professional or an organisation working with young women and would like to discuss the possibility of Elevate being delivered in your setting, or with young women you work with, please contact the Participation team participation@abianda.com

 

Elevate is a funded programme and will not incur costs to young women who participate. There is also no cost to organisations who partner with us and we will discuss possible options for delivery when you get in touch. 

 

Please click here to download an Elevate flyer

Please note: Elevate is run by Abianda’s Participation team who will work with young women to access the programme, but will not have capacity to provide 1:1 casework type support

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