A Warm Welcome From Our Chairman

I am delighted to welcome you to this new website for Unleashing Lives and invite you to explore further to learn more about the work we do and how you can help to support us.

I am pleased to have been appointed as the chairman for the board of trustees and look forward to the many years to come as we continue our work to address the need for engagement opportunities for all young people.

I have done a lot of different roles and work with young people over the years and I kept seeing the issues that young people face and knew something needed to be done so that young people had a voice and to help support and guide these young people.

We will deliver a range of innovative and unique projects and activities designed to enable our young people to thrive in the future. We want to empower the young people to become independent thinkers – building confidence, self-esteem, and a repertoire of practical skills that will last them a lifetime!

We are always raising funds for our projects and call on anyone who thinks they can help to get involved in whatever way they can, with donations large and small, to help us continue to unleash the potential in the lives of all that we help.

Kind Regards

Matthew Bridger – Chairman Of Unleashing Lives


Our CEO, Matthew Bridger recently visited the Erasmus Project of one of our partners Bauhaus Cafe CIC in Folkestone, Kent. A Youth Exchange is a unique opportunity to learn about fellow young people living in different cultures and countries, a chance to develop new skills, to participate in a life changing experience and be involved in something different. A Youth Exchange, is a programme of activities in another country that mobilises informal learning tools to develop skills within young people, especially Employability, Enterprise and Life Skills. These are designed to also help young people move forwards, whether this be towards employment; into education or an apprenticeships; or towards another destination.

Betsy the CEO of Bauhaus Cafe said her Erasmus project aims to explore creativity in young people with mental health issues by allowing them to learn how to design, develop and deliver programmes using arts, crafts and music, meanwhile creating a valuable volunteering experience motivating young people, teaching them skills and developing their sensitivity and understanding of the world around them. The project will raise the aspirations of young people.

Please visit Bauhaus Cafe and see what they do, check out there Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Bauhaus-Cafe-UK-142703846180906/