Transitions UK


Transitions UK

supporting disadvantaged young people aged 14 to 25 yrs, to ensure they transition to healthy, happy and fulfilled adult lives  


Disadvantage among young people in the UK is rife; be that through disabilities and special needs, economic and social circumstance, emotional and mental health issues, those in care or leaving care, those excluded from school or at risk of offending .

The challenges faced by these young people within what has been called a “lost generation” means that they often struggle to transition to a productive and happy adult life and that the cycle of disadvantage continues.


Transitions UK’s unique approach directly addresses that picture and is underpinned by a proven belief that positive, supportive relationships, together with a social and personal development toolkit, are key to breaking that cycle of disadvantage and to helping young people build their own positive futures.


Our projects will turn young lives around and help produce a better society for us all to live in.


We are beginning our development by helping young disadvantaged young people in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and North London and will later expand our services to cover other communities throughout England and Wales.


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How We Help

The charity was founded in 2014 by Ron Overton and Greg Downing while trekking to Base Camp Everest with Chris Wright another of our founding Trustees.


Get Involved

Transitions UK recognise that when we work together we can achieve so much more!!


Make a Donation

We welcome donations in any amount or type. We promise to use every penny to best effect.


Contact Us

Telephone: 01582 380620

Mobile: 07939 510922


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Such a good time at “camp independence”

IMG_9760 IMG_9763It was great to take a few of our young people camping with their support volunteers. Most of the young beneficiaries had never camped before – and neither had one or two volunteers. Weather was great and our young people gained so much from travelling independently to get there, planning menus and cooking (on a campfire!), learning about nature and the environment, sharing and communicating together etc. Lots of confidence building and so many great individual stories and outcomes!

We are definitely going to repeat this activity for all sorts of reasons – including the respite benefit to families as well as the development of our volunteers. Our special thanks to all our volunteers who generously gave up their time to support their friends – and to Harriet Tamke, our Project Manager, and Steve Townsend, our Activities Co-ordinator, for delivering such a fantastic experience and learning opportunity.

The Great Escape!!

Thanks so much to Marcus Tomlinson of Black Sheep Revolution, Aisha Ejaz of Zenith Street and Simon Arnold of Business Line Insurance Services for sharing the stunning venue at the Shoreditch Old Courthouse Hotel – thanks to Marcus – and raising over £1800 for Transitions UK and the work we do with young people with […]