ANNOUNCEMENT - 14th September 2018

We regret to announce that The Platform has now closed.

We thank all staff, partners and associates for all their involvement in the organisation in assisting us with our vision and we do hope that the work started will continue to change lives for the better.

If you have an urgent enquiry please email info@theplatform.org.uk (this is a limited service but we will try to respond where possible).

Thank you again for your support.

(Click agree to view the website to find out more about the impactful work The Platform carried out)

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