09th June 2021




As of June 9 sadly  the AIMS service will come to an end.  Through face to face service delivery the AIMS project has supported many young people to overcome risk of school exclusion, isolation and exploitation.  The contacts I’ve made have enabled increased well-being and inclusion of those young people through innovative and comprehensive support.

The service legacy is manifest in feedback recorded on the website from service users and their families.  The achievements of the young people who accessed service are a source of pride for them and us.  As they reported improvements in their quality of life, the life chances of some have been improved through qualifications gained and progression on to further and higher education for example, but I am personally proud of all of the participants in AIMS and my work with them.

I want to offer my personal thanks to the funders The Big Lottery, Mr Mike Fowler and Cyrenians Operations Manager Izzy Hawkins for the opportunity, and to the managers and colleagues at Cyrenians for making AIMS service such a success. Farewell and best wishes to all, Phil Smith.