London Basketball Association
Established in 2012, the London Basketball Association strives to benefit young people through their ethos of engagement and prevention and addressing specific issues young people face that can result in compounded difficulties in their adult lives if not addressed.
The donation from Little Lives UK has helped to contribute towards a twelve-month long project called BOOST (Basketball for Outstanding Opportunities, Skills and Training). This project has a multi-dimensional approach which concentrates on mentoring, development and a training programme which incorporates Basketball into improving mental wellbeing, engaging with peers and staying active.
The London Basketball Association helps young people mainly from the areas of Lambeth, Brent and Westminster but also cover the whole of London. A lot of the participants are from the BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) and young NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training).
Schemes like this are so important as research conducted by the London Basketball Association found that 78% of the young people that they support are on the margins of crime and gangs, at risk of engaging in crime and anti-social behaviour. The project provides an outlet that helps occupy young people instead of them bowing to the peer pressure to join gangs and gain the so-called respect from what is perceived to come from it.
making a difference to the lives of hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged children.
Little Lives UK are pleased to announce a donation to Aidexcel which have been working tirelessly to support services to their local community. Their focus is supporting parents and carers with children ages 0-25 who have mental, physical or sensory disabilities through advocacy, advice, guidance and training. Great pride is taken to support parents and carers cope with their challenging situations, making sure that through the parents being supported, their children will be getting the help and support they need to excel.
Little Lives UK are pleased to announce a donation to Magpie Dance in Bromley to help to support a summer dance school. We had been inspired by the work they carry out and have carried out for the past 36 years, helping those with learning disabilities.