Hope in Tottenham is a community based local charity that has been established to serve the needs of children and young adults in the London Borough of Haringey. The organisation is based on Christian values and through a variety of targeted programmes works in areas of social deprivation to bring support, advice and above all hope, to communities where social cohesion and aspiration may have become fragmented.
“Faith based, but not faith biased”, Hope in Tottenham represents a unique local initiative that enables the very wide range of connections within the area to be built into a network of support for local people and communities. The aims are multi-faceted, from the support provided to primary aged children in Haringey schools through a professionally run counselling service, to a mentoring scheme being implemented in co-operation with the College of North East London (CONEL) and other partners.
Hope in Tottenham reaches into communities that have previously generated negative headlines. Today, we seek to put in place appropriate and dynamic programmes that are appropriate for the environment in which they are based. In the past, community initiatives were sometimes started by groups and organisations that weren’t based in the area. Hope in Tottenham is locally based, managed and organised by staff and volunteers from the area with Director Rev. John Wood MBE.
A typical part of our work is showcased in the promotional video of our ‘Youth Summit’ video (right).
Currently the main priorities for Hope in Tottenham are;
- Schools Counselling
- Youth Work
- Mentored Work Placements
- Police Engagement