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Our partners

Academic partners


University of York

The University of York has led the development of the Think Ahead curriculum and leads our academic teaching. York awards successful participants their postgraduate diploma in social work at the end of Year One of the programme, and their master’s degree at the end of Year Two.



University of Central Lancashire

Experts from the University of Central Lancashire are working with the University of York to teach our participants.


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Department of Health

Think Ahead’s core funding is provided by a grant from the Department of Health.

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Global advisory and consulting firm Deloitte has given us strategy advice, on a pro bono basis.


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Q5, an organisational change consultancy, has provided advice to our leadership team and use of their facilities, on a pro bono basis.



Dragon Rouge

Global design and innovation agency Dragon Rouge worked with us to create the Think Ahead brand. Given the charitable nature of our work, they chose to deliver the project at a significantly reduced rate.



Violet Productions

High-end film company Violet Productions has created work for us at a significantly reduced rate.


Delivery partners

Think Ahead participants are currently training and working in services provided by:

  • Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust
  • Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford District Care Trust
  • Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Enfield Council
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • London Borough Hackney
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • London Borough of Brent
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Harrow
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Newham
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Luton Borough Council
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Somerset Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Solihull City Council
  • South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey County Council
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Council of the County of Durham
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Westminster City Council
  • Wolverhampton City Council