We are very proud of our history and track record supporting at-risk young people in communities and have reached over 30,000 in the last 13 years.

We have a history of interventions ranging from early intervention workshops such as substance misuse,  Prison consequences, prison visits, Outreach engaging with young people in crime hot spots to now working with young people in an in-depth way through mentoring and intervention programmes.

We have delivered “Be an prisoner for the day” in partnership with many prisons, probation and police, all over the country, Run residential’s with youth services, fishing, engaging youth in the sport with the police to break down barriers, visited music studios to help young people, through other diversionary activities.

Our History

Refocus was started in 2005 after Lennox Rodgers, who had been in and out of prison for a period of 21 years and had been involved in gang culture, was asked to run some open discussions with a South East London gang.

Whilst doing this Lennox realised that this was a second chance for him to be a positive role model, father and mentor to many young people and to train others to do the same. These experiences have led to some very positive outcomes for both the gang and Lennox, which became a key event that led to Lennox forming Refocus.

Since that time, we have been working with a variety of public and private sector bodies to deliver our services. We have been able to grow our team, our range of services, and ultimately the impact we have in our community.



Our vision is that young people will have lives in which they fulfil their potential, by making the best of their education and opportunities and engage in positive relationships and behaviours. 

We achieve this by helping young people turn their negative behaviour into positive behaviour, through techniques based on our own personal experiences and careful disclosures and our training in cognitive and behavioural techniques, neurolinguistics and various other approaches.  In short, we aim to refocus their lives.

We are focused on the values of empowerment and inspiring positive change by:

  • striving for excellence and always working with integrity
  • being collaborative, working together with vulnerable young people, their parents, teachers and communities
  • valuing equality and diversity as being core to our work and practice