People We Work With

History & Background

Get-to is a continuation of the Yungstas brand which was operating since the late 1990’s originally working with music production and the business of music to engage young people at risk. We work in communities and with key agencies to reduce serious crime and youth violence. We work in a number of ways including intensive mentoring with projects targeting young people at risk of contact with the Criminal Justice system.

Our motto is quote “Reaching the unreachable” with an ethos of tackling gang and youth violence, crime reduction, the engagement of the hard to reach individuals and communities and the promotion and creation of opportunities into education, training and employment.

We have previously worked with partners such Urban Living a housing pathfinder delivering a specialist training and employment project. The project involved specialist management of an employment and training unit targeting young local men at risk of contact with the criminal justice system or involved in criminal gang activity. The work also involved the design and management of a training centre; supervision of staff; core activities and specialist mentoring

Presently our director works as an independent consultant with the Home Office around the ending gang and serious youth violence agenda.

We have an ongoing partnership with BRAP; having completed a 2 year Home office funded Communities against Guns Gangs and Knifes project March 2013, targeting young people aged 11 to 19 and consisting of intensive mentoring. Referrals came from Birmingham children’s services, Youth offending services and various housing associations.

We liaise with West Midlands Police; Birmingham City and Sandwell Metropolitan councils around the crime reduction and troubled families agenda.

We have previously represented the local community on Birmingham Reducing Gang Violence (BRGV) Executive and tactical unit.

Consultants to Unite the Union – Community engagement

As advisors to Birmingham City Council: we are members of Birmingham City’s Critical Community Reference Group (BCCRG) which convened during the August 2012 unrest across the UK. This group included representatives from Muslim, Sikh, black and white community leaders, Christian groups, Mediation representatives and also senior officers from West Midlands Police. During this period our director met with the Prime Minister David Cameron at the Tally Ho centre the tactical Headquarters of West Midlands Police and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridgeshire at the Summerfield Community Centre, Winson Green.

Get-to is a Community Interest Company that specialises in consultancy, engaging and working with marginalised communities also key agencies to promote and support reengagement. We seek to address INEQUALITIES OF OPPORTUNITIES; we specialise in working with challenging and high risk individuals of all age groups. Our specialists have backgrounds and extensive experience further education, mentoring, security, criminal justice, employment and training, community engagement, cohesion and development.

We maintain a strong relationship with National and Local authorities, Local Employment Access teams; we also have strong links with employers. We have extensive contacts with further education, private training institutions and recruitment agencies. Our partners include BRAP, Kick it drugs recovery, One Mile Away, and clients include the Home Office, Birmingham Reducing Gang Violence, Birmingham’s Multi Agency Gang Unit, and Birmingham & Solihull Metropolitan Borough Childrens Services, Haringey Borough Council and a number of private businesses.

Our offices are located in the Jewellery Quarter in the heart of Birmingham. Our work is also conducted in communities and homes where the need exists. The majority of our work is conducted in Birmingham and the West Midlands but we will accept any invitation to address and work with young people or those disengaged who may appear unreachable by most other agencies anywhere across the UK

Our Projects

At Get-to we have a long history working independently or in partnership or delivering on behalf of others such as:Music sequencing and dance workshops with young children at risk during school holidays

Our Reports

We have posted a number of useful reports and research documents that maybe of interest. Some of which are national and governmental, some are developed by independent charities and others are sponsored by private entities.

Our Case Studies

At Get-to we strive to get results but don’t take our word for it view our case by case studies from organisations and individuals who we have made an impact. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to discuss how we can work with you.