Life Chance is a registered charity in England and Wales formally established in London in April 2017. Main objectives of the organisations are outlines below:
- The relief of the elderly in particular but not exclusively those of the Ethiopian refugees and migrant community who are in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, by the provision of support, information, advice any activity or services designed to relief those needs.
- To act as a resource for young people up to the age of 18 by providing advice & assistance & organising programmes of educational and other activities as a means of:
- Helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them realise their full potentials in life.
- Advancing education.
- Providing recreational & leisure time activities in the interest of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their age, infirmity, disability poverty a view to improving the conditions of such persons.
- The prevention or relief of poverty in Ethiopia by providing or assisting in the provision of training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals generate a sustainable livelihoods for themselves
Founders of Life Chances have lived through refugee experiences and spent two decades working in the refugee sector both in UK and overseas. It is consolidation of their long term engagement in the sector that provided the basis for the formation of life chance. Community based needs assessment research among the potential service users undertaken by the team during 2016 justified the need to establish the organisation.