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What We Do

We are on a unique mission with a Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is to work as a catalyst in bringing sustainable change in the lives of young people disadvantaged by circumstances beyond their control.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide peaceful sanctuaries for the rest and renewal of young people and their families, who seek support in challenging times.  In our unique retreats , within our compassionate and loving community, their stories will be listened to, and their voices heard. 


We aim to provide education, training, apprenticeship and employment opportunities, in crafts, hospitality, land-based and animal care activities, as well as supported independent rural living. Young people will also be involved in leadership, as members of the trustee board.

We wish to operate from heritage properties of importance to the local community across the UK, to engender a sense of cultural heritage, identity and community belonging.

and to  achieve immediate, and lasting change in their lives

Our young people and their families will:

  •  be part of a compassionate and loving community where their voices are heard;

  • access personal development coaching, health and wellbeing therapies; education, creative arts and holiday activities;

  • participate and build skills in heritage conservation;

  • connect with cultural heritage, and their identity, family history, and relationships;

  • spend time outdoors, in the surrounding countryside, and engage in citizen science.

a group of young people
parents with a young child

The parents/carers of our young people will:

  • increase their confidence and capacity to become involved in their children's learning at school;

  • improve their mental health and well-being;

  • be supported to achieve their own personal aspirations and increase life chances for their whole family;

  • become part of a network of sustainable support in the local community.

Our Projects

Our strategy is innovative: harnessing the power of personal development and transformation for all the family, enabling them to plan and be in control of their own pathway to creating a better future for themselves. We provide an alternative contribution to the way our society is dealing with the disengagement of disadvantaged young people, as well as to eradicate the attainment gap in education, by tackling the problem at its root cause.

Recognising the enormity of the issue we are addressing, Connect to purpose is dedicated to making a lasting impact. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of programs.

Lets improve the life chances of young people and their families

We rely on donations to sustain the work we do and every single contribution matters!

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