ML Community Enterprise (MLCE) incorporated 5 years ago as Lambeth’s first ever staff mutual, and since then have supported around 400 young people each year with free open access services and outcomes focused projects.
We provide counselling and therapeutic work, community development opportunities and help support young people into a variety of developmental opportunities beyond the Marcus Lipton centre, including employment.
We largely work with young people from local communities, including those not in employment, education or training, young offenders, at-risk and risk-taking young people aged 12 to 19 years (and up to 25 with special needs). We also support those active in gangs to exit gang culture.
We encourage participation from all young people including those with disabilities, active in gangs, LGBT, at risk of perpetrating/experiencing other crime, those in the criminal justice system, and those with Mental Health or Special Education Needs.