ONE MILE AWAY IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

Run by men who have renounced their former lives of violence on the streets of Birmingham. After taking part in the award winning channel 4 documentary of the same name, men from two rival gangs were inspired to come together and initiate outreach programmes. This was the beginning of our social enterprise.

Why are we needed?

It is clear that there is an ongoing need for the work we do. Birmingham is one of the 29 areas, which are part of the government strategies for ending guns and gang violence. More and more young people are being kicked out of school with no support for creating positive change, leaving them at risk of getting into gang violence and criminality. One Mile Away is regularly asked by members of the community to intervene with the troubles of young people in the city.

As troubles have started to rise again in the last few months and there have been some gang related incidents, we have been approached for assistance by a local Independent Adviser to the Home Office Inter-Ministerial Group on Gangs and Youth Violence. We are now discussing partnerships to tackle the arising situation.

There are other organisations working in this area that all do good work. As statistics show and our own experiences, we saw that in our first year our performance and impact compared very favourably to these organisations.

Some of our quantitative highlights for the last year, we helped people;

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With business planning.
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Start their own business.
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With writing CVs.
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With job searches.
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With housing issues.
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Search for courses.
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With personal issues.
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Get rehoused.
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Successfully into jobs.
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Into training courses.

These performance figures exclude the impact of our preventative work and the personal, social and financial costs that might otherwise have been incurred. Without One Mile Away working on the ground level, many of these incidents would escalate to serious violence where there is potential of a young person losing their life.

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What we do

Much of what we do is on the road, dealing with conflicts as they arise. We are on call anytime of the day or night. Without intervention, violence escalates and then retribution is sought. We step in and work with different groups to find solutions to their problems.

Alongside that work, we have developed tailored interventions that challenge negative mindsets in young people and set them on a more positive path.  Our education programmes target young people most at risk of being caught up in youth crime and dropping out of school.

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Testimonials of those we’ve worked closely with and partnered with;

“Working with One Mile Away has been amazing.”

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