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We give new
opportunities to
young people who
deserve better

We fill the gaps
with unashamed
support, love & care

Our programmes

We currently deliver programmes across the North West and North Wales.

The young people on our programmes refer to themselves as ‘gappies’.

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All gappies stay part of the WeMindTheGap family. We offer lifelong support and a safe and trusted person to talk to – whether that’s help with careers, housing, money, wellbeing or relationships.

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Creating bright futures

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Hear from our gappies...

Chloe felt unable to leave the house and was on a rollercoaster of emotions.

She says completing our programme was life-changing, for both her and her daughter.

Today she works for social services and is studying Adult Nursing at University.

Read Chloe's Story

Before joining our programme, Shahida struggled with her mental health and feeling isolated:

“WeMindTheGap has given me so many opportunities that I would never have dreamed possible, including winning a six-month place on Raleigh International. Next month I am off to work in Nepal – I can’t wait to tell you how I get on!”

Read Shahida's Story

Sophie was still living in the Women’s Aid Refuge when she heard about the programme:

“In March 2017, I passed my induction at PGL with flying colours. I am now working as an instructor on site, helping young people overcome their fears on a day-to-day basis.”

Read Sophie's Story

Vicki’s adviser suggested the programme after she’d been on Job Seekers’ Allowance for a nearly a year after leaving college:

“We’ve done so many different things and I’ve learned lots of practical skills. I’m just a different person now.”

Read Vicki's Story

Sophie volunteered for work experience at Moneypenny following the programme:

“I had so much fun and loved being part of the team. Diane told the Finance Director how good at numbers I was and after a couple of months, I was offered a permanent contract!”

Read Sophie's Story

Lauren became known to Social Services at the age of 10, when her mum’s mental health deteriorated:

“I began to miss school. I was in and out of care until I was 16 and felt frustrated at the lack of care for my Mum and my inability to look after her. From the age of 16 I found myself unemployed and fed up after my contract at Wrexham Council came to an end.”

Read Lauren's Story

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Real and lasting impacts

For every £1 invested, we return £3.60 in social value within 18 months.

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For every 10 gappies, we achieve a social impact of £550,000 and public-cost savings of £190,000 – all within one year of gappies graduating.

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Since our programmes began in 2014, we have delivered £5.5m in social value and £2.4m in public-cost savings. That’s a total impact of £7.9m.

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70% of our graduates have remained in successful and sustainable employment, or educational opportunities which means that they have stayed clear of the benefits system.For comparison, on joining the programme, 100% of gappies were on income related benefits.

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What's been happening

9 June 2021

Alan Noone celebrates his birthday by playing 75 holes at High Legh Golf Club, donating all funds to WeMindTheGap.

High Legh Golf Club is due to hold a fundraising event this month. Alan Noone, former drum player in The Riot Squad, is approaching his 75th birthday. To celebrate, he...


17 May 2021

WeMindTheGap launches pilot programme for young men in Manchester Spring 2021.

100% of all graduates report that they now feel more in control of their lives and 91% of graduates feel they now have new choices in life. The graduates from...


10 May 2021

WeMindTheGap launches 2021 WeGrow Programme for young women in Wrexham.

WeGrow is WeMindTheGap’s full 12-month programme. The programme gives the young people six-months’ paid employment comprising five different work placements within different industry sectors, offered by our employer partners, as...


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