The Ascension Community Trust

The Ascension Community Trust aims to provide imaginative and sometimes risky local services to cover gaps in mainstream provisions, particularly for the young, the elderly, and the hard to reach.

The Ascension Community Trust operates in the Royal Docks area of the East End of London, in the southern part of the London Borough of Newham. This is an Urban Priority Area with high unemployment, a high percentage of young people with relatively few amenities or opportunities for guidance, and a higher than average percentage of pensioners who live alone.