Amber Foundation

Amber Foundation

Charity information

Amber Foundation

Residential programme that isn’t time bound, helping unemployed young people often homeless, with a history of addiction, have committed crime, are ex-offenders, to get and maintain employment and a place to live.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Amber exists to help unemployed young people, men and women, who are aged 17 to 30 gain the motivation, confidence, skills and self-esteem to get and maintain employment, training at college, accommodation and a sense of their own self-worth in the community. Young people who are marginalised due to such factors as a history of alcohol and drug abuse, being homeless, involved in crime and in many cases are ex-offenders.

    Amber has residential centres that focus on practical teaching, responsibility, respect, setting goals and working to achieve them, which enable young people (known as Amberteers) to develop their interests, discover their strengths and learn how to live and work successfully with others. In a supportive, motivating environment unemployed young people can address their issues and overcome barriers to a successful, independent life. They are able to improve life skills, basic educational skills, learn how to manage a tenancy and how to decide on and maintain a job.

    For the six years to 2012 our success rate ranged from 80 to 85% and despite the rising youth unemployment figures, Amber still achieved a 76% success rate in 2011. Of this percentage, 54% left to work or college (69 young people) and 22% (38 young people) achieved a major goal.

  • Aims

    Amber Foundation aims to:

    • Create and re-build lasting relationships
    • Reduce the damage caused by substance misuse
    • Remove the barriers to long term unemployment
    • Reduce homelessness
    • Reduce the cycle of re-offending among ex-offenders (our re-offending rate at Amber is under 10%)
  • Overview

    Established: December 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1051388

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 25

    Part time staff: 32

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 07825240670

    Address: Shurnhold Trading Estate Melksham Wiltshire SN12 8DE

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