Startup’s core team is small and dynamic, with a hands-on Trustee board, and draws extensively on the experience and energy of its peer mentors – Startup clients who have successfully turned their lives around.
Founded 10 years’ ago and still led by Juliet Hope, the charity benefits from active partnering with funders, support workers and the business community. The team combines backgrounds across the voluntary sector, education and business to provide clients with high-quality, professional support.
Our clients are women whose lives have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System as well as young women who are seriously disadvantaged by social, economic and family circumstances. We have contact with potential clients and support staff in prisons across the women’s estate as well as hostels and mother/baby units in the Thames Valley.