PHASES is a South London-based charity and Social Enterprise. Our projects explore different ways in which construction and environmental work can improve not only our surroundings, but also the lives of our trainees.

We help a wide range of marginalised people - the homeless, offenders, those with health problems and the long-term unemployed. They may be involved with up to four separate 'phases' in their progress towards employment, specialised training or simply a happier life.

PHASES is a social enterprise because we are looking to reduce our dependence on grant-funding over the coming years and replace this with earned income. In particular, we have developed an approach which brings empty homes back into use and produces a medium-term financial return.