#Focus5 partners have been chosen for their ethos, values and commitment to helping some of the most disadvantaged young people across the region. Services range from confidence and self-esteem building to specialist support for those with complex needs such as mental health issues and learning difficulties.

Browse through their websites to discover what they offer.

Our Partners

  • Artmakers

    Louise Stolworthy is practising and community artist and have been for over 30 years. Her passion for art and sharing it with others led me to develop my business ‘Artmakers’.

    Artmakers aim is to make art more accessible to all by delivering inspirational and exciting activities which ignite creativity and imagination. Each activity is carefully designed to promote inclusivity, encourage motivation and improve self-esteem & self-confidence. Over the years, Louise has worked on hundreds of art projects and have had the pleasure of working with so many different adults and children through a variety of organisations, charities and education.

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  • I Can Do That! CIC

    I Can Do That! is a small team of friendly Mentors/Advisors supporting local residents who wish to improve their lives.  

    I Can Do That can help you with mental health issues, increase your confidence/motivation, choose a career direction, train you in employability skills and even plan daily routines and nutrition to help you achieve your goals.  They offer 1:1 tailored appointments to suit individual needs.

    They cover Torbay, Teignbridge, Exeter and South Hams.

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  • Project Cosmic

    Cosmic is a social enterprise offering digital skills training and services to a wide range of organisations, communities and individuals.

    Cosmics' services are designed to support and improve your use of computers, internet and all other aspects of digital technology; they include websites, IT digital skills training, IT technical support, cyber security, digital consultancy and more. Based in Devon, Cosmic are continually involved in a range of projects which achieve meaningful social impact for individuals and organisations.

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  • Sound Gallery CIC

    Sound Gallery Studios is the longest-standing professional recording studio in Exeter run by artist-led social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC.

    Sound Gallery’s role in #Focus5 is to provide music-making activities for young people who are ‘at risk of social exclusion’. This programme utilises music as a means of re-engaging young people with the outside world with an aim to increase confidence and employability skills and enhance their abilities to reach their full potential in life.

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  • Take Art

    Take Art is a unique, life-changing organisation that doesn’t live in an arts venue but in the villages, towns and rural communities of Somerset.

    Every year Take Art bring exciting and empowering arts experiences to thousands of people, providing opportunities for all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts. As one of Somerset’s leading NPO’s, they currently run one of the UK’s most celebrated rural touring schemes, along with projects in theatre, music, dance and early years creativity.  

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  • Wings Charity

    Wings South West is much more than just one project. Over the years Wings have changed and adapted to meet the needs of disadvantaged people in the North Devon area.

    Wings operate a multifaceted approach to working with disadvantaged children, young people and adults including running leisure activities, alternative curriculum activities with those struggling at school and various programmes with those who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training), young offenders, those excluded from school, young parents, long term unemployed and people with learning and physical disabilities.

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  • Young Devon

    Young Devon is a young people's charity in the South West of England; supporting young people since 1949.

    Young Devon helps young people get support with their mental health and wellbeing, build life skills, get their voice heard, grow in confidence, find safe accommodation and develop into happy, independent adults. Every week, the Devon-based charity helps hundreds of local young people in need.  Young Devon; putting young people at the heart of Devon.

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  • Young Somerset

    Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset and our mission is to put young people first.

    Young Somerset's aim is to work with young people, encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and become actively involved in shaping the communities in which they live.  Young Somerset works to achieve social and economic outcomes with young people, through the delivery of measurable outputs and outcomes.

    Young Somerset seeks to develop a youth work relationship that is open, honest, respectful, trusting and led by the young person.

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