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 in 2006 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 work together with local groups and service providers as well as hostels, refuges and women’s centres to provide as holistic support as possible.