Community Links provides a comprehensive, wraparound service delivering debt, welfare, housing and legal advice thanks to a team of in-house and front-line advisors and volunteers.
Our Youth and Employment services enable people to realise their potential by removing barriers to success, building confidence and improving life skills.
Community Links delivers projects promoting early diagnoses of cancer by increasing the uptake of the NHS Cancer screening programmes and raising awareness
The Early Action Task Force was established in 2011 as a group of leaders from across sectors committed to building a society that prevents problems from occurring rather than one that struggles with the consequences.
From our base in east London, we apply the learning from our local work to influence and achieve positive national change.
40 stories celebrate 40 years of Community Links and share ambitions for the future.
Participants, partners, supporters, colleagues and friends share their hopes, achievements, challenges and memories.
Health Programme Manager; former volunteer, Community Links
“My ambition is for our health programmes to have a national reach, based centrally but not detached because we are part of the community. At Community Links you learn anything is achievable, there will be a way.”
Member of the Windrush generation
‘’My dreams at this moment is to get back into work and sort my life out; Windrush set me back. Community Links has helped me through my ups and downs in the past, I know I will now come out stronger.’’
Young People’s Programme Manager, former detached youth worker; Community Links
“I am starting to lose sleep now over what young people are doing. Where will they now get the support they need? Listening to what is coming from the ground more, is my dream.”
Principal, Education Links
“I aspire for us to have a place in the education landscape where we stand shoulder to shoulder with other schools. Our journey exemplifies the Community Links approach.”
Member of Parliament for East Ham, former Cabinet Minister
‘’I want the voices from Community Links to be heard more than ever. They are real, and have a sense of optimism that things can change for the better.’’
Health Facilitator, Community Links; Former Future Links Graduate
"I want to be trained and qualified to be the Office Manager. I was asked to take the SMT minutes; it took me away!"
Volunteer, Advice Service, Community Links
"I hope to become a barrister one day. It is an electric and dynamic place at Community Links where you see change happen for people."
Participant, Create Your Future, Community Links
"I want to study education, at degree level - I have always wanted to work in education. I know I can get there."
Head of Trading, Community Links
"I want to be able to provide more employment and training opportunities. We provide solutions and deliver on time, every time"
Volunteer Asta Hub, Community Links, Co-founder Limitless Records
"Our goal is to be a subsidiary record label for one of the UK’s leading music companies, recording, managing artists and being a learning provider."
Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary
“Actually aiming to have fewer calls to 999 in the first place is where I want us to be. I’m now leading on a national consensus, it’s an amazing opportunity.”
Banking and Financial Services Lawyer, Former Trustee and Volunteer, Community Links
"I want to see wider collaborations involving individuals in communities to rid financial exclusion here and across London. My ambition is we start this, now."