The Inspire and Achieve Foundation (IAF) is a local charity, based in Mansfield and Ashfield, and reaching out into the wider D2N2 area, that exists solely to help troubled, neglected and disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 26 find the support they need to overcome or manage their problems and take positive steps towards finding work.
Many of the young people we help lack confidence, grew up in care, have poor mental health, a criminal record, addictions, or are homeless. They simply don’t have the support in their life to help them overcome their issues.
We look at a young person’s potential rather than judge them on their past and make sure they get another chance. 65% of those we support are able to move into employment, education or training each year as a result. We continue to work with young people as long as it takes to achieve results.
We deliver outreach projects which offer the one-to-one support young people need to progress, and provide programmes and workshops to improve their work skills, social skills, employability and confidence. Through these programmes, we ensure that our young people have the best chance of gaining a place on a college course or have routes into employment or voluntary work.