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Routeways Centre Limited was founded in 1997, originally called PICTOP (Plymouth Inner City Team of Projects) it was an assimilation of community benefit and economic regeneration projects managed by Plymouth City Council.

In 1999 the company changed its name to the now well-known Routeways Centre Limited. Routeways, then based in Chapel Street Mount Wise. Routeways achieved charitable status in 2000.

In August 2015 Routeways moved to its new home in North Prospect and continues to provide valuable support to families, individuals and children & young people from across the City and beyond.


Mission and Goals

Routeways vision is for a society where people do not suffer through disadvantage.

Our mission is to support and enable individuals, families, and communities to overcome barriers caused by disadvantage.

The charity is for the benefit of person’s resident within the South West Peninsula including Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset (defined as area of benefit). The Charity’s objects and principal activities are:

• The relief of unemployment for the public benefit in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to find employment.

• To act as a resource for children, young people and families living in the area of benefit by providing advice, professional support and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:

(a) advancing in life and helping children, young people and families by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;

(b) advancing education;

(c) reducing and preventing risk taking behaviour such as substance misuse, teenage conception, anti-social and criminal behaviour;

(d) providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons


Quality Assurance and Accreditation

Routeways is licenced by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority, Reference No: R1541 Licence No: L11870. The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) came into existence in April 1996. It is currently sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions. The Health and Safety Executive is currently designated as the AALA. Adventure activities licensing ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices.

These should allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors without being exposed to avoidable risks of death or disabling injury

As part of our commitment to excellence in customer service we have achieved the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Award.

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