Originally founded by the Lowestoft housing charity St. John’s Housing Trust in 1994.
Breakout became an independent charity in 1996. Provision covers Lowestoft and
the surrounding area. Its aims and objectives are to raise the social, personal
and vocational skills of disaffected young people by providing training and development
opportunities and guidance and support mechanisms which enable them to ‘breakout’
of the no qualification, no job, and no hope merry-go-round that many find themselves
The organisation has many years experience, knowledge and expertise in helping young
people to move forward with some educational currency, confidence and self-esteem.
The work is well established and respected with many strong links with statutory
and voluntary agencies. The project targets young people who are:
· Low achievers
· School refusers/exclusions
· Young offenders
· Low self esteem
· Lacking confidence and motivation
· With no qualifications
· Little or no work experience
Extra support is essential for this group, for many flounder and fall by the wayside, or disengage themselves without it. The result is a loss of impetus and failure to take up opportunities they may have previously decided to follow.