Supporting Social Action Our social action work with young people and families helps them to identify the services they need to improve their lives and bring their communities together. We support young people as they actively participate in their local area through volunteering and other roles. By becoming leaders in their communities they help to shape the services that affect them and the places where they live. Brathay bring with them expertise and experience which will be invaluable as we strive to improve services in local communities. The Council wishes to work with them in a positive manner. Nick Hudson, Corporate Director: People, Wigan Council Aspiring Leaders Programme Our Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) has been set up to develop a future generation of voluntary and community sector leaders for Cumbria and North Lancashire. The programme offers a structured and supportive mix of leadership training, one-to-one mentoring and the opportunity to achieve a Degree in Social Enterprise Leadership. Click here to read more about the Aspiring Leaders ProgrammeDelivered through a partnership between Brathay Trust, the University of Cumbria and Common Purpose, the programme benefits from financial support from the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust and aims to create a new cohort of inspiring leaders, working in their communities in support of those most in need. National Citizen Service We also deliver The National Citizen Service (NCS) in Calderdale. Aimed at every 16 and 17 year old in the country, NCS promtes active citizenship and social action in young people's own communities. To contact us to explore how we could support Children and Young People in your area, click here or contact us on 0844 225 3100.