GOSAD has been working with young people since 2003, the organisation works with young people that face complicated and sometimes misunderstood (by other service providers) disadvantages. A majority of the young people come from broken families and live in some of the most deprived wards in the borough.
GOSAD has extensive experience of providing end to end support for NEET young people including those who are at risk of becoming NEET from a provision of accredited training to helping young people sustain their pathways into employment, training and education. GOYA started specialist work with at risk and NEET young people in 2007.
GOSAD’s success in engaging with at risk and NEET young people owes so much to the fact that the organisation was founded by young NEET people living in Ealing who had seen first hand the gaps in service provision for young people faced with uncertain futures. This is why GOSAD works completely different to ‘mainstream’ organisations where the approach is usually a top-down style lacking the engagement and participation of NEET young people in shaping and designing interventions that will have their ‘buy-in’.