The Crysalys Foundation is a new nationally based Registered Charity

Company No: 11080543. Registered Charity No: 1189120

‘We believe every child deserves a happy youth and we would like to ask you to join us on our journey to transform the lives of thousands of local disadvantaged children and ultimately millions within the UK and maybe even the world.’




Crysalys is a new Registered Charity established to address youth disadvantage. It will make a real difference to the lives of youngsters experiencing learning difficulties, substance abuse, mental health problems, physical abuse, neglect, criminal justice issues, homelessness and poverty.


The Crysalys Foundation is taking up the challenge for change – drastic change.


Currently £Billions is spent in the UK every year on public and community services which are mainly working in silos focused on specific isolated themes and services. Most of this work is reactive, crisis managed, symptom focused. This model is failing to address underlying causes. With a better model, an ACEs informed model, we can achieve critical and sustainable positive impacts for generations.




In the UK:


• 4.2 million / 1 in 4 children are living in poverty

• 1 in 10 children have mental health problems

• 1 in 5 children feel lonely and feel that life is not worth living


In Northamptonshire alone, the number of children who are:


Not in employment, education or training

1220 young people not in employment, eduction or training (NEET) in Northamptonshire


With heavy substance abuse

280 young people with heavy substance abuse in Northamptonshire


In a homeless family

750 homeless families in Northamptonshire


In the criminal

justice system

400 young people in the criminal justice system in Northamptonshire



physical abuse

700 young people suffering physical abuse in Northamptonshire


Suffering food poverty

23000 young people and children suffering food poverty in Northamptonshire




The current UK statistics tell a frightening story. Multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) result in lasting impacts into adulthood including negative behaviours, choices, relationships and parenting.


We’ll deliver and fund innovative and responsive projects, working closely with trusts, charities and credible local delivery partners established in the heart of communities.


We will enable:

• Immediate interventions to alleviate the trauma and hardship of vulnerable children

• Tackle the base causes of disadvantage with parents, carers, family, schools & community

• Share learning to enable transferable and scalable projects across the UK.


We want to tackle causes and symptoms by connecting all themes and services, transforming approaches into early, proactive and preventative pathways which will be trauma led.


The Crysalys Foundation’s strategy and ambitions are based on insights and learning: from local research, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Hertfordshire, Luton & Northamptonshire (Ford et al, May 2016); Professor Steve Peters; The Wave Trust; and guidance from third sector professionals.




Starting in Northamptonshire, Crysalys will develop its ACEs model by facilitating multi-agency collaboration, measuring impacts and disseminating results through both academic and practitioner media, so that we can share our learning nationally.


Registered with the Fundraising Regulator


Company No: 11080543.

Registered Charity No. 1189120.

Registered Address:

60 Sutton Street,


NN7 4LE.

T: 07495 539 611




Facebook link for The Crysalys Foundation


280 young people with heavy substance abuse in Northamptonshire

Registered with the Fundraising Regulator