Catch22 was formed in 2008 from the merger of Rainer and Crime Concern. Both founding charities, each with a significant history of its own, worked to reduce crime and make communities safer, with further expertise in many of the same areas as Catch22 today: education and employment opportunities, support for young people leaving care, mentoring and wrap-around support for personal and family issues.
A forward-looking social business, Catch22 has more than 200 years’ experience of providing services that help people turn their lives around. We work with troubled and vulnerable young people, families and offenders. We help them to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in education or employment, and play a full part in their family or community.
Our goal is to deliver social benefit by turning chaotic lives around.
‘No matter what difficulty people are in, there is always a way forward. Our history and experience of working with people in tough situations spans over 200 years, giving us the skills and know-how to find solutions that work.’ Chris Wright, Chief Executive.