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At Catch22, we are focusing our campaigning work on a number of key areas. Find out about our recent work via the links below.

Whilst we are focusing on these areas at present, our services span a range of other areas. Visit our news page to find out what else we have been working on.

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DIGITAL EXCLUSION

The need for access to devices and data is greater than ever.

Two million households are without access to the internet and 22% of the UK population lack basic digital skills. From increasing isolation amongst the elderly, to limiting education, digital exclusion is only growing existing social inequalities.

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ONLINE HARMS

The online world presents huge opportunities for finding purpose, connection, and community. But it also presents significant risks.

It is a fast-moving space and the risks of online grooming and exposure to violence and trauma are rapidly growing. There is an urgent need to recognise what young people want to see to make for a safer online world. We will be using the insights from our early-stage consultation to conduct further research, influencing the development of future programmes and existing services.

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WORKFORCE

Catch22 is building an immediate response to the youth unemployment crisis.

We are seeking forward-thinking partners to help young people facing barriers to work find training and employment. Together, we can help those with complex social barriers, where government schemes won’t be enough. We want to support 20,000 young people facing complex barriers to work into employment or training across Manchester, Liverpool, London and Birmingham over the next three years.

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CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE

We work alongside young people and their carers to find a way of stabilising their lives.

Support is provided to people who find themselves in a range of circumstances; they may be missing from home or have emotional, housing or substance misuse issues. We also support families where parents/carers are experiencing domestic abuse, substance misuse, emotional issues, homelessness or unemployment.

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PROBATION

Our resettlement and gangs services supported approximately 35,000 people in custody in 2019/20.

Our work in 23 custodial based services in 20 prisons is informed by our understanding of the whole system – we understand the barriers to rehabilitation and the opportunities to intervene early. We care about giving people with convictions a better future, but also supporting victims. We recently submitted evidence on the "Future of the Probation Service" using our expertise in this area.

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REFORM

Reform underpins all of Catch22’s activity.

We are intent on delivering our frontline services well – then capturing the experience and learning from our service delivery. This enables us to argue from a position of strength how public services can be better designed and delivered, achieving better outcomes for those who use them. Ultimately, this activity allows us to build an evidence base we need to drive our end of game: government adoption of better public services.

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