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PHILOSOPHY

“SUPPORT WITHOUT STIGMA”

Our philosophy is simple – support for all, without stigma. What that means is that we work with many different groups of people and focus on you as an individual to help you to make the most of what we have to offer. What we love about the arts is their versatility and inclusivity. Open to everyone, with benefits for all. There are so many different avenues we can explore – from role play and graphic design to filming and photography.

We help people to learn different skills whilst inspiring them to realise their full potential. Our overarching goal is to build self-esteem and help people to feel comfortable and confident as they take their first steps on a journey of transformation, building self-esteem and self-belief. You can take an individual approach guided by your unique skillset. We’ll show you how to use it to your advantage, using the tools we have under the huge umbrella of the arts such as photography, film, writing and crafts.

OUR MOTIVATION

From an early age Alchemy founder Adil understood that there was a stigma attached to people accessing support, especially from BAME communities. Traditional methods of tackling taboo subjects tend to have a cultural stigma attached to them.

We offer sensitive support in the form of creative workshops, classes and outreach projects to enable people to access the help they need without fear of repercussions. Drawing on Adil’s own personal experience we use the arts and creative media to help people build confidence, foster friendships, learn new skills and feel included.

WHAT WE DO

We create spaces that allow people to be able to take the next step on their journey, wherever they may be, in a way that’s right for them. From technology courses to sports clubs and art classes, think of Alchemy as a revolving door you can pass through onto bigger, better things along life’s journey. We specialise in creating innovative ways to help people to achieve their full potential. See our projects and case studies here

WHO WE ARE

We are a unique social enterprise passionate about helping people to succeed through innovation and creativity.

Our name ‘Alchemy’ best describes what we do. Alchemists traditionally were scientists that would manipulate basic materials and transform them in to precious metals – like turning copper into gold. Our goal is to follow in the footsteps of the great ‘social alchemists’ that have gone before us – but instead of manipulating metals we play a part in positive transformational change in human lives.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to see people succeeding no matter what their initial circumstances have been, despite the challenges they have faced. Our projects support many different groups from young people and South Asian women to the elderly and people struggling with mental illness and addiction.