Prioritising Education

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As a registered Youth Awards Provider, we encourage all our young people to complete the Asdan Accredited Youth Achievement Awards. The awards range from Bronze to Platinum which upon completion, the young person will be credited UCAS points.
Assessing Development
We use the Boxall Profile to track the progress of cognitive development and behavioural traits of our young people. We work with local authorities and schools to identify and implement strategies for development and how we can best support them.

Published on 06 February 2019

Wendover House – Baraka Community Partnership

Wendover House – Baraka Community Partnership

The team at Wendover House have been proactive and followed up last year’s volunteer project in Laos with a follow up visit in 2017. Elaine Ashmore, the Registered Home Manager spent a further ten days in Laos volunteering with the Baraka Community Partnership programme and their partner organisations. Elaine visited two villagers where she helped to build the roof of a water tank to supply a mountain village with a regular water supply. Elaine returned to visit the finish project of the dorm she started last year and also spent time installing a water point and pipeline to enable the children and young people to start a vegetable patch. Elaine also had the great honour of visiting both book boats and witnessing the teaching sessions in action, this enabled Elaine to see two teachers deliver a teaching session to more than 90 children on a long narrow boat on the banks of the Mekong and Nam Xan Rivers, in addition to visiting a school and learning centre also supported by the book boats.


At Homes2Inspire we are keen to ensure that the children and young people have the opportunity to learn about other cultures and gain an understanding of the importance of supporting and helping others in a wide range of ways. As part of this project residents have been involved in education sessions about Laos and the important sustainable work that the Baraka Community Partnership completes. In addition to holding garage and bake sales to help raise money for the project and collecting donations for Elaine to take with to Laos, this included first aid supplies, children clothes, toiletries and children vitamins.


Baraka Community Partnerships (BCP) is a charity, which began in 2007 when three friends, who had travelled much and seen inequality and poverty first hand, got together with a view to making a difference. It started with one project in Morocco and has developed to encompass over 30 projects in four developing countries. In 2013 Baraka Canada was formed. Baraka doesn’t give cash hand-outs, because we want to look at long term solutions. We want the changes in the communities to come from them – their ideas, their goals, their aspirations. By developing Schools and healthcare centres, income generation schemes and water and sanitation projects, we galvanise communities to create their own sustainable, self-sufficient futures. All projects are suggested or instigated by locals, so we can help build their own vision for their community to make it a reality. Where possible we ask the community to contribute in some format such as labour, local materials or part funding. Where possible we work with local partners or organisations.


If anyone is interested in learning more about the Baraka Community Partnership and the work they do in Morocco, India, Zambia and Laos, you can learn more, become involved or donate directly to the charity on the following website: or on social media site Facebook using the following link:

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Our Education Team
Paul Maginnis - Senior Education Engagement Coordinator

Paul joined Homes2Inspire in June 2016. Prior to joining Homes2Inspire, Paul worked as an employability adviser helping NEET young people into employment, education and training. Paul is a qualified careers adviser has a passion for helping young people fulfil their potential, whether it be academically or vocationally.

Angela Day - Education Engagement Coordinator

Angela has worked in secondary school settings since 2009 working predominately in pastoral management. In this role Angela worked alongside social services, pupil referral units and various alternative provisions. Moving onto a position as Careers and Business Enterprise Coordinator in 2017 Angela qualified as a careers adviser before joining Homes2Inspire in April 2019.

Laura Trow - Education Engagement Coordinator

Laura joined Homes2Inspire in January 2020. Laura has a degree in Youth and Community Development as well as a PGCE in Further Education. Laura has worked with young people for 12 years in different educational settings, including schools, colleges and prisons. Laura’s previous roles have given her experience in pastoral care, IAG and course design and delivery.