social impact

Aspire film highlights the power of inclusion

A new film featuring Action Towards Inclusion (ATI) partner Aspire-iGen, powerfully highlights the impact of inclusion and how 1-2-1 support is changing lives in York and Scarborough. The charity who ‘help people and communities to be the best they can be’ run a programme for single parents to support them in overcoming barriers to work…. Read more »

27-01-2020

They picked me off the floor

Big Thinking is proud to present a new short film as part of the Stories Of ATI series. The film features Laura who has been receiving 1-2-1 support through Aspire-iGen on the Action Towards Inclusion (ATI) programme. Action Towards Inclusion supports people in the community to overcome barriers to employment, training and job search. During… Read more »

29-10-2019

Lizzie is overcoming adversity and following her dreams

Big thinking is proud to present a powerful short film featuring Lizzie who is receiving support through Action Towards Inclusion with an organisation that support lone parents called Aspire-igen. In this candid and inspiring short story Lizzie talks about her traumatic journey of recovery from domestic violence and how she is gaining 1-2-1 support from… Read more »

29-08-2019

Jo’s moving on up – new Big Thinking film

Big thinking is proud to present our latest short film featuring Jo who is receiving support through Action Towards Inclusion with an organisation called Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource. In this short film Jo talks about her journey and how she is gaining 1-2-1 support through S&R Carers Resource on the Action Towards Inclusion programme to help… Read more »

29-08-2019

Thinking Bigger – Inspirational project highlights real voices

Our Big Thinking participant engagement project gives people who are accessing support from Action Towards Inclusion a platform to speak their voice and share their experiences.  Through a series of creative workshops with participants and keyworkers on the programme from across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, Inspired Youth have been listening to people share… Read more »

19-10-2018

Action Towards Inclusion Film Premiers

A new consultation film ‘Action Towards Inclusion’ made as part of a huge european social fund bid, was premiered for the first time to participants who feature in the film.   Participants and staff from Purple Patch, Peasholme and Orb were invited to The Royal York Hotel to come together, see the film and establish… Read more »

15-11-2016

Aspire project scoops National Award

Young people behind the Aspire To More project were honoured with recognition for their inspiring work at an amazing event hosted by the National Care Leavers Benchmark Forum, at Chelsea Football Club. Young people involved in the project joined care experienced young people from local authorities from across the county, sharing their poster campaign and… Read more »

31-10-2016

The day we met Paolo Hewitt

Paolo Hewitt came to York this week to meet young people for a very different kind of interview – one composed by a group of looked after children in the city. The questions were devised by Show Me That I Matter, a group of looked after young people who advocate for issues effecting all children in care in York. The… Read more »

07-04-2016

Foster Recruitment Campaign set to launch in Kirklees & Leeds

A public facing foster carer recruitment campaign produced by Inspired Youth is about to launch to the public. The campaign created in partnership with Foster Focus, Kriklees and Leeds City Council was shaped via consultations with foster carers and is driven by real care experienced young people rather than actors to explore what qualities they felt a good foster… Read more »

01-02-2016

Powerful Anti Bullying Campaign Launches

Inspired Youth have produced a new powerful anti bullying campaign for East field Primary School in Wolverhampton in partnership with Foster Focus. The campaign is made up of a poster series and short film devised and performed by young people in Year 6. The campaign was launched during anti bullying week and was shared at… Read more »

07-12-2015