A short drive south from Oxford, South Abingdon is home to 5,000 people. A narrow bridge leads into the estate, which seems cut off from the many opportunities enjoyed by young people in the rest of Abingdon.
The area has been ranked one of the most deprived in the country, and one in three of its young people live in poverty. Pressure is high and family breakdown common.
Just a few minutes but a whole world away from Oxford University, South Abingdon is in the bottom 1% of neighbourhoods in England for education.
But, despite a tough start in life, the young people of South Abingdon have plenty of passion and potential. Our dream for them is that they can dream for themselves – and then turn those dreams into reality.