Accumul8 is a social enterprise project that helps young, homeless people explore their creativity through a range of creative workshops, including photography, film making, creative writing and illustration.
Accumul8 helps young people, who live in hostels, to build their skills, develop their wellbeing and improve their lives. They commit to the project, turning up every week for our creative workshops, and through their attendance and engagement in the Accumul8 project, they increase their self-discipline, communication and social skills, become more open to learning and, most importantly, feel empowered to break out of the cycles of boredom, negativity and depression and to move forward more positively with their lives.
As a result of being involved with Accumul8, recent Accumul8 participants have gone on to gain employment, come off benefits, take up training opportunities, move out of the hostel into independent accommodation and get back in contact with their families.
Accumul8 also offers fully paid scholarships for Accumul8 participants to continue their creative learning and study Design and Digital Media (Access to HE Education one year course) at Ravensbourne College. This is a real life-changing opportunity that is available to three Accumul8 participants. The 2017 Accumul8 scholarships have been generously sponsored by BOP Consulting, Crep Protect and a private individual.