As a charity our aim is to positively impact on the lives of disadvantaged Londoners through our sports, health, educational and leisure projects.
Since our creation in 1989, we have invested over £30 million in our local communities and touched the lives of over 100,000 young people in that time. Our work has been regarded as ground breaking and we have been recognised as a model of good practice in providing solutions to some of the key social and educational barriers facing young people. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in May 2014.
We are proud to be delivering on behalf of some major national projects including Kicks in partnership with the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police, Female Football Development Programme with the FA; Schools Coaching Programme with the Premier League and Inclusive United with London United; Interactive, the FA and Wembley National Stadium Trust.
Combined we are working with over 1000 young people offering over 150 hours of contact time per week. These projects give us the focus and dynamism to deliver exciting on the ground programmes and to engage with young people in a meaningful way. We also have the scope to innovate and to utilize the skills of our staff to bring the best out of the young people we work with.
This work has also led to strengthened partnerships on a local level with Housing Associations, the Metropolitan Police and local Trusts and Foundations. We currently work across 20 housing estates working in partnership with Peabody, CBHA, and Circle Anglia to help their residents lead healthier lives. We have also worked closely with London Borough of Waltham Forest on effectively delivering their ‘Schools Open’ holiday programme and SCORE.
Our learning programme is very well established and now delivers a range of programmes to over 50 schools a year including after school programmes, healthy lifestyles and media training such as SS Orient and Supporter to Reporter. Our Alternative Provision programme continues to develop with groups of Year 10 and 11 pupils working with us on a weekly basis from Newham and Waltham Forest in partnership with the College of Northeast London. We have also expanded our 16-19 work and offer 6 BTEC courses through Waltham Forest College to over 100 students.
We continue to support and develop the pioneering ‘Coping through Football’ mental health project aimed at those registered with the Mental Health Service supporting their recovery, in partnership with the North and East London Mental Health Trust and London Playing Fields Foundation which is now delivered in Waltham Forest and Redbridge.
We have continued to develop ‘Extra Time’ which focuses on combining physical activity sessions including keep fit, aerobics and yoga alongside internet and computer sessions for older people.
Since it opened in 2005 SCORE has firmly established itself as the community, health and sports hub for our local area. As well as being a base for over thirty sports clubs and community groups it also attracts wider patronage and profile. It is also a focal point for a number of our regular activities as well as the bigger events that we organise.
Our connection and partnership with Leyton Orient has continued to thrive over the year with further investment placed into joint community liaison work which has resulted in increased profile especially from the players, a concerted effort to increase the fan base and expanding the usage of the stadium and the clubs resources.
For all the latest news stories from Leyton Orient Trust click here.
Community Engagement Reviews
To read about some of the amazing work that has taken place through the partnership of Leyton Orient Football Club and Leyton Orient Trust please click on the links below: