who are we? what do we do?

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO...

Unity Enterprises East Anglia was founded in 2018 by Ben Stone, Danielle Halsey & Steve Morley to address greater need for engagement opportunities and availability of high quality mentoring and coaching and engagement for young people aged 12-25. In early 2019 we enlisted the support and expertise of Lisa Ansell to look at business development areas of our organisation. 


We work with young people who are facing barriers and social challenges which affect or prevent them engaging in or sustaining meaningful, positive activity. Young people today face many personal and social challenges and we support them to more easily identify and navigate what opportunities and interventions are available to them to grow belief, ambition and aspirations. 


We deliver a range of innovative, unique and flexible projects and activities designed to be agile to need. Underpinning all of our projects is our accredited strength focussed mentoring and coaching training utilising the skills, assets, experiences and networks of local mentors.


All of our projects have a key aim of bringing together a unique skillset and expertise of local organisations who offer unique experiences and support to our young people. 


Our projects deliver the following;


  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Personal & Social Development
  • Employability & Enterprise
  • Engagement & Inclusion
  • Employer Engagement
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Positive Engagement
  • Inclusion 


Our impact and outcomes are;


  • greater engagement in education with an improved attitude to learning
  • self belief, self awareness and a focus on the future
  • A greater understanding of responsibility, self awareness and decision making
  • Able to identify strengths and how this can support their aspirations
  • Improved Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Engagement in meaningful, positive activity
  • Greater resilience 
  • To experience new activities, challenges and gain new skills often out of their comfort zone 
  • Employability and Enterprise skills for CV development
  • A pipeline of motivated, resilient, confident and responsible future employees. 


Read more about our individual projects on the 'our projects' page here

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WHY UNITY ENTERPRISES

Value for money

Unity Enterprises was founded to provide unique, bespoke and innovative projects which support young people to overcome barriers, understand their responsibilities, become positively engaged and focus on their future.


Our projects and activities support them with personal and social development, health & wellbeing, employability, enterprise, inclusion and engagement. We believe in providing value for money in all we deliver to ensure we remain lean and agile to need affordable and ensures we are able to invest in service growth and improvement.  


We believe in meaningful, cross sector partnerships which benefit the community, ensure sustainability and make us unique to deliver the best possible impact and outcomes for our young people. 


We use our resources to maximise our business offer and ensure we continually develop our support offer. The money we fundraise allows us to further develop new services and interventions which meet local need and address gaps in service locally. 


We develop partnerships to ensure we, where possible apply for joint funding opportunities and to support young people to more easily navigate the support, engagement and activities they need and want from local provision. 


We are affiliated to and members of many organisations such as NCVO, Small Charities Coalition, Social Enterprise UK, and registered with the Fundraising Regulator and ICO to show our commitment to quality governance, management and services. 

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Why are we unique?

We are unique in the way we work in partnership to bring together services around each young person. We do this through cross sector partnerships which get behind each young person and allow them to identify their skills, strengths and attributes and try new experiences. 


Our training is allow unique in the sector as we provide high quality, accredited training to add further benefits to the businesses and professionals who get involved. We want this to be a true incentive for those who get involved. 


We will also invest in ongoing development and CPD opportunities for our volunteer mentors. 


Our mentors play an integral part in motivating young people and encouraging a more positive attitude towards themselves and their local community. This helps create self belief and determination in young people through our activities and support. 


We are unique in our approach and delivery in pursuit of open, honest partnerships which enhance local services and the support available to young people. 


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With huge thanks to our partners and funders

Our Funders

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Our Business Partnerships

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Our Partners

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Our Memberships & Affiliations

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