Our vision is that every young person feels their capacity to Bedazzle
Our founders, lifelong professionals working in public health, education, and care, have seen this belief slipping incrementally over the past decade.
It was for this reason we established Bedazzle, as a charitable organisation in April 2016. Our launch event; “Speak Up” involved over 50 young people, who helped shape the charity and the services we offer.
Never before have young people and families had more dimensions to interfere with their development – globalisation and the climate crisis, social media, high rates of crime, poverty and inequality.
In fact, the West Midlands, where we are based and operate, have some of the worst pockets of deprivation in the UK. Despite this, statutory services have been cut annually in recent years, leaving gaping holes in support systems, even while demand for services is rising.
Our aim is to help our communities achieve greater well-being with person-centred programming, which often incorporates physical activity, nature, the arts and creative outlets. We take a holistic approach, involving teachers, parents, carers, and other professionals supporting each young person. Much of this work was designed liaising with NHS commissioning groups, schools, young people, and care providers to try and plug the gaps in existing services.
Our charitable purposes, as listed in our constitution are:
To help young people, through educational and leisure time activities, so as to develop their capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
To advance the education of young people in the subject of personal, social and health education.
To promote social inclusion by preventing young people from becoming socially excluded & relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded, assisting them to integrate in society.