Making a positive difference to our clients is fundamental to our work and our development. At CXK, we’re proud to deliver a wide range of services and programmes across the south-east which support individuals to improve their life choices, and in doing so strengthen communities. In the past year alone, CXK has supported over 50,000 adults and young people to build the skills and confidence they need to take their next steps in life.
High quality support and engagement lies at the heart of CXK’s mission to inspire people to thrive, and our three key pillars of work – Information Advice and Guidance; Targeted Support; and Training and Development enable us to design programmes of engagement that focus on the real needs of the individuals we support, tackling their challenges and addressing new approaches and strategies to assist them in maximising their potential. We strive to continue to build on our success and strengthen our work further, ensuring that our beneficiaries are supported and empowered to be the best they can be, now and in the future.
Measuring The Difference We Make Each of our services is measured against our Impact Framework – a series of 12 core outcomes designed to reflect the range of benefits our clients achieve when being helped by CXK.
Each of our services is measured against our Impact Framework – a series of 12 outcomes designed to reflect the range of benefits our clients achieve when being helped by CXK.
“My prospects improved on the back of me contacting the National Careers Service as my new CV got me an interview and then a job offer. I am very grateful for the time and effort the very helpful and friendly advisor showed me. She was fantastic.”
“CXK outlined the different qualifications I could get that would allow me to pursue my goals. It made me feel more confident in taking the first step. I am now studying for higher level GCSE Maths which will lead to an Access to Higher Education Diploma, which will then lead to degree.”
“The sessions were helpful. I liked that they were every week at the same time. I had someone completely separate to talk to, away from home and school. I could talk about anything I wanted. I really like art, and I used lots of art in the sessions to express myself. I found this really useful. I still worry, but much less. I haven’t had a panic attack in ages.”
“CXK outlined the different qualifications I could get that would allow me to pursue my goals. It made me feel more confident in taking the first step towards this goal. I am now studying for higher level GCSE Maths which will lead to Access to Higher Education Diploma, which will then lead to degree.”
“I loved coming here and playing games and doing art. I love that I can do whatever I want. I don’t get told what to do here, like in class. I loved that I had someone to talk to about anything I wanted to talk about.”
“I am very grateful to have this experience. It’s helped my confidence and my ability to socialise properly and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers.”
“You meet many people along the way who you will keep in contact with and have great laughs with. Also, you feel good about yourself knowing you have done great work and you do this work while you’re having fun.”
“The Prince’s Trust Team Programme was a really important first step for me in identifying what I wanted to do in my career, and helping me to build valuable and relevant experience and confidence to move on in that field.”
“Before joining Talent Match everything was in a bubble and didn’t feel real. I had to change my life and start again. I made the best out of the situation, used the support that Talent Match and my mentor gave me and tried to see the positives. I wish everyone who is in a similar situation would reach out and accept the help and advice and progress like I have. I don’t think I’d have gone and chased my dreams if my mentor hadn’t said I could do it.”
“The importance of programmes such as the Prince’s Trust in helping build confidence and social skills cannot be underestimated and work experience provides an important part of that. I think the scheme arranging for a 2 week work experience as part of the programme is an excellent way of young people being assisted to be work ready whilst being in a safe, supportive environment.”
“Everyone was very friendly and reassuring considering our situation. We really appreciated being sent the slides and cv examples so promptly afterwards and knowing that it wasn’t a ‘one-off’ and we can ask for further support when necessary.”
“What students really need is that professional giving impartial advice. Then you see the penny drop and the lights come on.”