East Potential

East Potential

Charity information

East Potential

East Potential is making a difference by giving people the chance to succeed in East London & Essex.

We provide accommodation, training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people aged 16-24 and a range of projects for 11-24 year old young offenders. We also deliver neighbourhood projects for residents of all ages to improve their quality of life.

We are the largest provider of foyer accommodation in the UK, accommodating nearly 500 homeless and vulnerable young people. Our foyers are located in Newham, Harlow, Redbridge & Tower Hamlets. We run the largest foyer in the country, Focus E15, which houses over 200 young people. All our foyers provide accommodation, as well as personal development, guidance and job opportunities to young people aged 16 and over.

On behalf of East Thames Group we also offer education, employment, arts, sport and health related projects to the wider community. Key to our work is helping residents achieve their ambitions. Through our employment, training and business enterprise scheme, residents are able to build confidence and skills, and pursue their goals.

Arts, culture, sports and health-related projects also have a big part to play in the way we work through a programme of community-based events and year-round activities.

We are also working to ensure that the East Thames Group plays its part in delivering the Olympic Legacy and establishing sustainable neighbourhoods.

Founded 1996