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We work to make a positive life possible for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people across community justice, employability and wellbeing. Our intensive personal development and experiential learning - delivered in Scottish communities and the outdoors - support people to build skills and unlock confidence. ​

Our key areas of work

Success stories

Stephen’s story

“The life that I now have is brilliant compared to what it was like. I thought I was a failure and that I was going to die in that horrible existence of addiction, prison, violence and fear.” 

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Our programmes

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Living Wild

For men and women across Scotland on Community Payback and other criminal justice orders who want to move away from offending. Our criminal justice programmes support individuals to address behaviour leading to offending and help with rehabilitation.

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Inspiring Young Futures

Inspiring Young Futures is an outdoor learning programme for young people aged 16-25 in Scotland struggling with youth unemployment, involvement in offending, anti-social behaviour, history of substance misuse and homelessness.

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Next Steps

A programme for women across Scotland involved in the criminal justice system, experiencing homelessness, drug or alcohol misuse and social isolation which may impact on their mental health, employment and relationships.

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Positive Futures

For ex-servicemen and women across Scotland who are finding it difficult to transition fully into civilian life. The programme supports veterans involved in the criminal justice system, experiencing homelessness, drug or alcohol misuse and social isolation.

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Change Cycle

An employability programme for young people in Scotland struggling with long-term unemployment. Tackling youth unemployment by building aspiration, motivation and self-confidence while developing key employability skills.

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