Amber help some of the most marginal and disadvantaged people in society, with the overall aim of working closely with each young person to move them into education, training or employment and into independent accommodation. Amber have recently received a Community Award from the Howard League for Penal Reform for the work they do to reduce reoffending among homeless young people.

Smart Recovery aims to empower people with practical skills, tools and support so that they may manage their addictive behaviour and lead satisfying and meaningful lives. This is a group session that covers a wide variety of topics including any addiction or unsafe behaviour, dealing with suicidal thoughts, how to recognise unhealthy relationships and build safe relationships. The leaders provide the young people with tools to support their recovery. These tools are often essential for moving on successfully, as they don’t know how to deal with setbacks in a healthy manner, because of the lack of appropriate role models in their childhood.

The High Sheriff noted that; ‘In the space of 6-12 months Amber and its team will ensure that the young people are able to leave with a home for the future, work opportunities and interests’.

Amber – Smart Recovery

Awarded 2019-2020


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Past Awards 2019-2020

Viewpoint – TheHorseCourse

Cardinals in the Community

The Normandy Therapy Garden

Matrix Trust - Elevate

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Mock Trial Competition

The Trinity Trust

Guildford Shakespeare Company

Staying Safe Workshop

Surrey Clubs for Young People


Amber – Smart Recovery


FISH Playscheme

Stopgap Dance