Social Enterprise Services

YMCA DownsLink Group offers a range of painting and decorating, maintenance, handyman, and gardening services, covering Crawley, Horsham, Guildford, Brighton, Lewes and Hastings.

All our work makes a difference to young people’s lives. The revenue we earn helps grow our business and enables us to offer more apprenticeships and placements supporting the work we do in the community.

What we offer

We offer the following services:

  • Painting
  • Handyman

We promise a quality job at a fair market price that fits your requirements and time scales. Unlike other businesses we don’t seek to profit from this work. Instead we seek to invest your money into the lives of disadvantaged young people.

How it works

Social Enterprise Services consists of qualified trades people from many disciplines and backgrounds. They bring a wealth of skills and experience in their fields having also worked for many prestigious clients and companies. They all share the desire to impart their skills, provide quality training and do a superb job. Our operation team leaders oversee and work alongside the young people hands-on. All the staff and young people will have received a DBS check.

The video below tells a story of one of our young people, Emma, who works as part of our Painting & Decorating Team.

Our aims

Firstly, we want to offer every client a high level of satisfaction in our work. We can guarantee that every job will be handled professionally and delivered to a high standard.

Secondly, we aim to offer quality training and education to young people who may not have had the chance otherwise. Some of our young people are apprentices and some are on work experience. Our hope is that, through practical work and encouragement, they will gain a qualification, grow new businesses for themselves, and be productive within their communities.

Client testimonial

As with most businesses and service providers we continually evaluate service contracts and the contribution they add to our business and the customers who use our facilities. It has now been over a year since we began working with the YMCA. The service has been nothing but professional, competitive and efficient from quote through to completion of works.

The high standard to which your teams work is nothing short of impressive whilst remaining courteous and professional at all times when working in public areas. This is obviously a major consideration for us as a leisure operator and clearly demonstrates the importance you place on this with your Apprenticeship Scheme.

-- Sharon Morfitt, Freedom Leisure

We work with many clients in the South East.


For more information or to enquire about using our services please contact us.

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