Charity information


SCEND is a community based charity based in the heart of South Oxhey, an area nationally recognised as a regeneration district with social deprivation issues. Our work is all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    ASCEND works to improve the life opportunities of those who are disadvantaged by unemployment, social deprivation, poor education attainment, mental health issues or special needs. Operating in the Three Rivers District of Hertfordshire and surrounding areas, we will provide advice, education, training and any other reasonable assistance to enhance the lives of individuals and the local community.

  • Aims

    ASCEND aims to:

    • Provide education and training opportunities with particular emphasis in literacy, numeracy & ICT. To help build the necessary skills to help clients get the most of work, education, andeveryday life
    • Provide expert advice and guidance to increase opportunities to work, both on a paid and voluntary basis
    • To move people forward by challenging barriers to education and training
  • Overview

    Established: August 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1073909

    Phone number: 020 8420 1364

    Address: All Saints Church Centre, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 7AX

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