ASKI was founded in 2012 when a group of experienced third sector professionals recognised that whilst VCS services may exist, in many instances the people who need this support the most, often do not have the confidence to access it. We were, and always will be, determined to support and signpost individuals who face barriers to inclusion enabling them to live safe, secure, happy and productive lives and to make a valuable contribution to their community.
ASKI was strategically designed to be at the forefront of innovative powerful projects that will change the way people engage with the third sector. We are unwaveringly user-led and work in partnership with third sector agencies and local businesses to successfully address long- standing community issues.
We know that VCS organisations are under increased pressure to achieve more with fewer resources. ASKI also supports VCS organisations to raise their game by becoming more flexible and creative by strengthening their governance and embedding good practice in all aspects of service delivery.
We can provide training or facilitation, training needs analysis for team development, action learning for other Third Sector Agencies. Most of our work is in Croydon where we are based, but we also participate in Pan London Forums and Networks and starting to undertake delivery in Bromley, Harrow, Lewisham and Sutton. Our servcies are open to all at point of need.
ASKI also works with individuals of all ages from a wide range of communities by providing training to empower people and help them make positive life choices. We offer accredited courses in Garment Construction, Health and Social Care, Equality and Diversity, Mentoring and Moving into Employment.
We are committed to continuous quality improvement within ASKI itself and in all aspects of our partnerships and service delivery. Our programmes are delivered by qualified staff and fully trained DBS checked volunteers.