Our vision

Catch22 exists to ensure that a good place to live, a purpose and good people around them are achievable for everyone.

We deliver at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting 30,000 individuals from cradle to career. We work with over 80 local authorities and other commissioners to deliver public services that meet local needs.

Today we deliver children’s social care, alternative education, apprenticeships and employability programmes, justice and rehabilitation services and personal and social development programmes. View a full list of our services here.

Our vision

Our vision is a strong society where everyone has a good place to live, a purpose and good people around them. We exist to ensure these are achievable for everyone, no matter what their background.

We believe it’s quite simple: access to these three basic things is fundamental to transforming lives and communities.

Good people

This is about putting the human connections and relationships back into public services. This thinking applies to the whole range of things we do to help people, whether they are young or adult offenders, care leavers, apprentices, children or whole families. Our experience teaches us time and time again that what makes a difference in people’s lives are strong and meaningful relationships with good people who care.

A good place to live

This is simply shelter, a roof over someone’s head, warmth and stability. If a person has a good place to live, they can properly focus on making changes in the rest of their lives. A good place is also about community. Encouraging and enabling communities to be more active and engaged is a vital first step in creating a thriving and prosperous society.

A purpose

Having something meaningful to do is essential for people trying to build better lives for themselves and their families. That could be a job, an apprenticeship, education, training or even a social action project that contributes positively to their communities. The sense of achievement and value that comes with purposeful activity helps people understand their own potential and opens the door to real opportunity.