Interesting Facts about Abingdon
• The renowned Abingdon Abbey was the 6th richest in Britain, before King Henry the VIII, dissolved all monasteries in 1538.
•Abingdon has around 36,000 residents with 17% being 10-24 years old.
South Abingdon is where the majority of our work in Abingdon is delivered. This is because, amongst its stunning medieval architecture, lovely river walks and swanky marina sits pockets of deprivation and poverty. Around 7,500 residents call the Caldecott ward their home.
A few minutes walk from the town centre or a short drive down the A34 from Oxford puts you in a whole different world with the ward sitting in the bottom 1% of neighbourhoods in England for education. We often engage with young people from broken families with little aspiration to look for employment or training and have few positive role models but with the help of our team, we have supported countless young people back into education, employment and training.
In Abingdon we don’t have access to a building – we utilise our trusty gazebo to create a space, usually on Gainsborough Green, to hold an outside drop-in session. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is always available and being in the heart of the community offer us a unique chance to develop deep and meaningful discussions through activities and workshops – that’s right we make our workshops mobile!
Street work – our team are on the streets 4-6pm on Tuesdays walking around the Lambrick Park, Saxton Road and surrounding areas.
Thursdays 5-7pm with our gazebo!
For help searching for Education, Employment and Training Opportunities contact the team on Facebook.