WELCOME TO SHPRESA PROGRAMME

We’re a user-led organisation that promotes the integration with dignity
of the Albanian-speaking community in the UK, as well as enabling all
to play a positive and active role in British society.

THEIORY OF CHANGE

Through our interventions we aim that Members of ASC using Shpresa’s services
who are mainly marginalised, excluded, stigmatised and at risk, report t

INFORMED

ASC are better informed and have greater understanding of their rights and responsibilities

EMPOWERED

 ASC experience improved health and well-being (physical and mental) and have improved skills. They are empowered to use them through being less isolated, benefiting from support networks

BELONGING

ASC has stronger sense of positive Albanian / British cultural identity

`SECURE

Shpresa is trusted/respected/ listened to by providers/policy makers/funders/ commissioners

OUR AIM
is to impact lives and bring about positive outcomes

120

individuals needs are assessed

600

individuals access support services

100

individuals gain training

80

individuals are volunteering/ employed/ role models

70

Learning shared with 70 agencies



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WHO WE ARE

Shpresa has become the family for the young people who are here without their parents and has become the organisation where we all can knock for help and they will try their best to help.

Shpresa Programme is a registered charity number 1110688 and a company limited by guarantee number 4692860. Shpresa works with over 2,000 Albanian speaking refugees and migrants each year to foster integration and to support men, women and children, enabling them to contribute to the communities in which they now live and work.

Shpresa received the Queen’s Award for Volunteering in 2004. We hold the London Youth Quality Mark, Gold Award for excellence in our Youth Work provision. We also hold the Special Distinction Award from the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education for exceptional all round high quality supplementary school provision. We were awarded the Forum for Health and Well Being’s Communities of Health Award for the third year running in 2016.

In October 2016, we were delighted to receive the Marsh Award for our contribution to the fight against modern slavery for our work with trafficked women and children.

At Shpresa we have come into contact and supported many hundreds of Albanian speaking people, children who learn Albanian language dancing and perform, parents who learn English and parenting skils, volunteers who get training and support and later on jobs, women that suffer domestic violence and get protected, people who need information and guidance , food or clothes.

Our CEO received an Honorary Award as Migrant and Refugee Woman of the year in 2012, the David Crystal Award from the Chartered Institute of Linguists in 2014 in recognition of her work with Shpresa Programme fostering the study of community languages, the Ambassador For Peace from Universal Peace federation December 2016 and recently May 2017 the UK Foreign Social Entrepreneur Award from Money Gram

SUCCESSES OVER THE YEARS

  • Operating  cross london
  • Implemented the PQASSO level 2 in 2011
  • Every week 350-400 children, 100-150 women,45-55 volunteer use our services
  • Received the Communities of health by Newham PCT
  • Invited three time by the Queen at Buckingham palace, Received Queens Award – 2006
  • Received Bronze, Gold and Special distinction Award from NRC since 2009, revalidated Dec 15
  • Working in partnership in 7 boroughs with more than 10 mainstream providers ( school , youth centres , community organisation
  • Have our own Community Building
  • Secured funding every year to run our activities
  • 2012-2015 years over 70 volunteers have gained NVQ training mainly TA , Child care, customer services etc
  • The project director received the Honorary Women of the year 2012.
  • Invited twice at No 10 by the Prime minister 

OUR IMPACTS

“In many respects, the story of Shpresa is the story of modern Britain – how a new community can integrate and thrive in the country, how it can add huge value to the life of this country and how it can support other communities to play a full role in their life in the UK."

See our impact reports
 to understand our ethos, aims and how we operate in our community.  

"We enable Albanian-speaking people,
as well as other members of new migrant communities,
to integrate with dignity
and play an active role in Society"

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BENEFICIARIES HELPED each Year

15

years Active

6,618

FB FOLLOWERS

5

CURRENT MAIN PROJECTS

100+

VOLUNTEERS + STAFF

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PLEnty of HEART

A FAMILY APPROACH

Shpresa's approach is to work with the whole family

A family approach that promotes our cultural heritage, develops positive relationships across our community and with other communities, inspires people of all ages to volunteer, connects our young people with role models who can encourage positive aspiration, and provides the care, support and advocacy that enables our users to participate fully in the society

Our approach

USER LED

Shpresa is a user led organisation

Those  we serve feel they have a voice in the planning and delivery of our projects. Each year from April to May we run aid turning campaign and through children 's congress we make public the findings and our plans for the next academic year.


See Projects

OUTWARD LOOKING

We are an outward looking organisation

We work in  close partnership with other agencies and services, including other community organisations

Communicating our learning to our users and partners.

We also offer  consultancy services to other organisations and projects who may benefit from our expertise or what we have learnt. 

See our work with Red Sea Solomon See our work with Gascoine School

SHARING OUR LEARNING

We are commited to evaluating the impact of our work

A commitment to evaluating the impact of our work and drawing on that learning when planning new projects. With the support of one of our funders and partners  we review regularly our future direction.

A commitment to share our experience and best practice with other new migrant communities to able them to become active citizens, contribute and play an active role  in The Society

We also regularly commission external evaluations for individual project
as well as whole organisation.

Impact Report Impact and Successes Report Strategic plan 2017-2022

 2017 Shpresa Programme. All Rights Reserved.

Shpresa Programme is a company Limited by Guarantee
registered in England and Wales Registration No 4692860 and registered as a charity
with the Charity Commission Charity No.1110688.