Upturn supports disadvantaged people, unlocking their talent and potential, overcoming barriers to social mobility.

We provide an interlinking array of tools and resources built on experience and feedback from Service Providers, Employers and People from Disadvantaged Communities and Diverse Groups - Connecting Talent & Unlocking Potential with Resources & Know-how. We do this in partnership. It makes connections… Bringing together People, Communities, Investors, Public, Private and Third sector organisations and businesses to create equitable working partnerships. Lived – Learned – Practiced

 Upturn People

Unlocking People’s talents and aspirations.

We believe that we are at our best when we work with people in partnership, taking time and making space to create fair and lasting results. We meet extraordinary people all the time and we know that the right kind of help unleashes amazing talents and commitment.

People Services


 Upturn Communities


Enabling Communities to prosper

Everything that we do starts and ends with the communities we serve. We believe that creating safe spaces in which communities can come together to share their views, opinions and ideas, pays dividends


Community Services

Upturn Enterprise

Cultivating ideas and endeavour to grow

We have the resources in place to support and guide entrepreneurs through all key stages - idea, setup, start up, ways to grow. We work with established businesses to help them rebalance strategies so that they find and recruit the skills and talent needed, strengthen local community ties.

Enterprise Services

Featured work

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We believe that for good and lasting results we are always at our best when we work in partnership, taking time and making space together to solve the seemingly impossible. 

Ambition for Ageing

Over 50s

The Ambition for Ageing Project in Salford engaged with carers over 50, to understand the challenges and barriers this group of people face and help them to fulfil their potential, whatever that might be: returning to work, education/training etc, creating social connections, reducing social isolation, increasing community cohesion.

Hidden Talent – Employment barriers

Young People

Focused upon young people facing significant barriers to employment. These beneficiaries live in areas of multiple deprivation, lack self-esteem and confidence. They have few qualifications and poor understanding of the world of work. Hard to reach, they lack confidence in mainstream organisations and do not seek out learning and employment opportunities.