We are proud to announce that we have been selected as a 2023 CSJ Award winner.

The CSJ Awards exist to ensure that the voices of those working to tackle poverty around the country are heard by decision-makers in Westminster.

Our CEO, Julie Randles, said, “We're incredibly proud that Power2 is a recipient of one of the CSJ Awards for 2023. We believe that every child and young person deserves the opportunity to thrive, even when things get tougher. We know that our trauma-informed asset-based approach makes a huge difference to the lives of the children and young people we support – all of whom are living in poverty, have social, emotional, and mental health needs, or are disengaged from school and learning.”

“As we continue to respond to the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and the lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children and young people, demand for our work is increasing and we’re delighted that the CSJ has recognised the impact we have on the lives of those we work with.”

“We know our approach works and with the support of the CSJ, even more children and young people will go on to build happy and fulfilling lives.”

In congratulating Power2, Kawika Solidum, Head of Region (North West) at the Centre for Social Justice said, “I'm delighted that Power2 is one of this year's CSJ Award winners. Every colleague I have introduced to Power2 has been impressed with the strength of the team, the breadth and rigour of its model and its track record for meaningful impact. Power2’s focus on early intervention is truly the best way to prevent any cycle of disadvantage from repeating. The charity deserves this recognition and every bit of support that comes to it as a result - more young people should have the opportunity to benefit from Power2's interventions.”

At the coveted award ceremony on Tuesday 21st November, our work was showcased in a video alongside fellow award winners The Oasis Centre. Leon, aged 14, is featured in the video and was supported through our Teens and Toddlers programme. Read Leon’s full story.