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  • Our mission is to inspire children & young people to achieve their potential and make a positive difference to the communities in which we work.

    We believe that by working with children & young people we can facilitate long-term positive change for individuals, local communities and at a national system level in the UK.

    Our focus is on working with children and young people in London up to the age of 19 and 25 for those with a lifelong learning difficulty and/or disability (LLDD). We are inclusive in all the work we do, providing a range of universal and targeted programmes to bring communities together and address some of the most pressing challenges facing young people in London including poverty, employability and education, physical and mental health and serious youth violence. We believe in working collaboratively with children & young people and other service providers to tackle these issues. If you have a programme or idea you would like to partner on please get in touch with us.

    Our integrated model is built around the holistic needs and interests of children & young people at every step of their journey to adulthood. By providing a variety of universal and targeted programmes we identify and support children & young people to achieve their aspirations and tackle the challenges facing them. Our early intervention helps young people and their communities achieve positive long term outcomes. To see the change we are driving find out more about our impact.

    We build high-quality programmes which address the needs and ambitions of children & young people by bringing together highly skilled professionals and quality facilities. Our programmes include sport & outdoor education, health and wellbeing, employability and alternative education, arts and citizenship. Find out more about our activities.

  • Address: 36C Oxford Gardens
    Greater London
    W10 5UQ
    United Kingdom
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  • Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Epic.pdf
  • Social Impact Statements:

    Social Impact Statements

    The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.

    In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.


    Updated February 2017

    1) Delivering services for children and young people

    Epic CIC is the UK’s first youth service mutual. We are a social business combining a public service ethos with commercial dynamism. We deliver a range of services to children and young people aged 6-25.


    Providing safe and welcoming spaces for children and young people to learn about themselves, others and society. Our aim is to support them on their journey from childhood and adolescence into happy, healthy and successful adults.


    Providing opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport and outdoor education, and to gain qualifications, skills and training to support their first steps into a sporting career.


    Providing a range of health services to help children and young people improve their knowledge and understanding of different health and well-being issues.


    Fulfilling young people’s potential in employment and training and supporting them in overcoming any barriers to their progression in life.


    2) Measures of activity - numbers of children and young people supported


    • Youth - 29,564
    • Sport - 19,910
    • Health - 782
    • Ambition - 7,746


    • Youth - 17,508
    • Sport - 13,388
    • Health - 297
    • Ambition - 5,474

    All figures have been reported from IYSS, a database solution for Integrated Youth Support used by London boroughs, for the period of January 2015 to date (25/10/16) these young people predominantly reside or study within the Kensington and Chelsea area.


    3) Social return on investment

    In 2015, Epic has shown we are a thriving social business creating value for young people and communities:

    • Delivering 199,535 hours of group sessions with young people
    • Our targeted employability programmes were responsible for 85% of  participants progressing to education, employment or training, and remaining in positive destination for at least 3 months afterwards

    Using Social Return on Investment Principles:

    • For every £1 Epic invested in employability support to young people, we  created an extra £2.24 in social value through improvements in young people’s health and well-being, earning and savings to the state
    • For every pound invested in Serious Youth Violence programmes for young people, we created an extra £3.59 in social value through improvements in young people’s health and well-being, earning and savings to the state
    • Supporting all 43 schools and academies across Kensington and Our Healthy Youth Centres were responsible for changing 81% of users’ attitudes or behaviour in relation to their own health and well-being
    • Applying Economic Value on Investment principles, our volunteer programme generated £43,315 of social value
    • Percentage of pupils achieving Level 2 or above in English was 67%. In 2015 the percentage was 65.4 for MAINSTREAM schools
    • Percentage of pupils achieving Level 2 English & Maths was 29% 12 times more than the expected for similar provisions in Inner London (2.3%)
    • 100% of our KS4 students achieved 5 GCSEs including English and Maths. The national average for MAINSTREAM schools is 89.7% (11.7% for similar provisions in inner-London)
    • 100% of our students received a pass in any qualification. The national average for MAINSTREAM schools is 97.7% (57.6% for similar provisions in London)
    • Our results for English, Maths and Science have all improved by at least 1 whole grade on average from results last year.

    Supporting evidence