What We Do

In response to the needs identified by young people SWAY delivers a variety of projects within Brent with the support of grant funding from funders such as John Lyon’s Charity, Wembley National Stadium Trust, National Lottery, Brent NCIL and Wembley Central Big Local.    In addition, we provide Mentoring support to looked after young people and within local secondary schools (see our Projects page)

Young people form an integral part in our organisation, contributing to our projects design, development and delivery through our varied youth roles.  These roles are also a way of how we facilitate their learning and development and support positive peer to peer mentoring.


Youth Representatives: are responsible for supporting SWAY staff in gathering the views of children and young people who attend our activities, presenting ideas of how to improve SWAY’s delivery, representing the views and opinions of their peers, and acting as role models.

Young Volunteers: In addition to the above this role includes assisting staff in setting out activities and clearing away after the session, encouraging other participants to engage in the activities being delivered.

Young Leaders: This is a paid role and in addition to the above contributions staff will be supported in planning sessions and activities,

We are user-led organisation, and our staff are from the local community, having relatable lived out experiences to that of our participants.