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Spark2Life Intervention Services

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Our flagship community-based programmes support young people (11-30 years old) who are involved in and/or on the periphery of becoming involved with the criminal justice system, including those in or associated with gangs and serious youth violence.

therapeutic mentoring

Through our trauma informed long-term mentoring and case-working, we help young people to reduce the potential of (re)offending, improve their relationship skills and increase their engagement with education, training and employment opportunities. Using emotional intelligence and cognitive skills, we equip the young people with practical and emotional tools to better navigate life's challenges, by building resilience and a better support network. We target positive changes in the following four areas: resilience, social and emotional wellbeing, access to employment and education, desistance from crime.
“My Spark2Life caseworker helped me feel happier, and motivated. He was there for me, no matter what. He trusted me and that I can do better, and this helped me trust myself.”
Young person aged 17yrs who received therapeutic mentoring


Through our Detached programme we give young people the opportunity to interact with Spark2Life workers on the streets in their own area and develop an exit strategy from the criminal lifestyles that they may be involved in. Detached Workers accept self-referrals from young people and young adults who desire further support from Spark2Life.

“I have oversight of all our community safety initiatives in the borough. This is a professional culturally competent project with a great track record.”

- Daniel Phelps, Waltham Forest Director of Wellbeing & Independence

individual counselling

Our in-house one-to-one counselling service provides enhanced emotional support to young people who access our programmes. Our therapists provide sustained emotional support to help young people make sense of their thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment all with the aim of helping them improve their wellbeing.  

Our impact

Voluntary engagement rate

young people reached

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Of young people desisted from reoffending

Voluntary engagement rate

of young people improved their relationship with their family

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Of young people moved into employment, training or education

areas we work

Our community-based programmes are delivered in the London boroughs of: Waltham Forest, Newham, Hackney, Barking & Dagenham, Lewisham, Greenwich and Redbridge.  We work in partnership with local authorities, the Youth Offending Service, London Probation Service, the Ministry of Justice and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

refer a young person

The Spark2Life Ubuntu Project is a part of the Mayor of London’s New Deal for Young People project, which aims to ensure that all young people in need have access to a personal mentor and all young Londoners have access to quality local youth activities by 2024.

The Ubuntu Project supports and serves young people, young adults and youth organisations in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Lewisham and it has three strands: 

  1. Delivering supported mentoring to young people and young adults 
  2. Training up members of the local communities to be Community mentors who then provide mentoring to young people in secondary schools
  3. Supporting local youth organisations to upskill their mentors 

If you would like to refer a young person or young adult for supported mentoring and they are residents of one of the four key boroughs, please send a referral form using the link below. 

Mayor of London
Over 18s
Spark2Life Referral Form NDYP
Under 18s
Spark2Life Referral Form NDYP

Want to find out more?

If you would like to know more about Spark2Life's Intervention services, please get in touch and a member of staff will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

Alternatively you can call our main office on: 020 4531 6208

Or email us directly: [email protected]