Our Values

Value-led and Action-Orientated

Ladders4Action is committed to principles of social justice and equality. Our ‘inclusive’ core values means that we are diverse, accountable and passionate about being the best we can be. As a non-profit organisation all profits from our work are channelled back towards our advocacy, support for change-makers & community-based programmes.

Our Services

Research & Evaluation

Workshops & Trainings


Organisational Development


Inclusive Design & Content Production

Coaching & Mentoring

Our Broadcasts

Podcasts & Video


a conscientious and committed researcher who has demonstrated the capacity to manage and deliver complex projects effectively

_Prof. Roger Smith,

Prof. of Social Work
She has a sharp and critical mind; not only does she understand the critical theories behind research strategies but proved that she knew how to implement them

_Jess Sharp,

Business Manager
an awesome facilitator and great at making people from all backgrounds feel comfortable in making a start at understanding the power and importance of diversity and inclusion. I would highly recommend

_Mike Parker,

Business Coach

Our Story

Value-led and Action-Orientated

"Through a series of strange life events, I found myself working some really demanding roles (engineer, youth worker, social worker and humanitarian). As I struggled to find practical solutiuons to complex problems, I realised that my text books weren't always useful in the real-world, I also I leant that harm was often caused by well-intentioned individuals, who did not have knowledge of subject, context or history.

I never lost my passion for creating change, I continue to address complex social problems - racism, sexism, disasters and inequality.  But today I arm myself with knowledge and an appreciation of those who went before me. I utilise social theory and cutting edge research in a way that enables me to take practical, informed and purposeful action.

I passionately believe that we need new innovative ways to address today's urgent social problems.
I bridge the theory-practice gap by creating Ladders4action and I can help you to do the same"

Dr. Addy Adelaine PhD, MRes, PgDip, BSc (Hons)

Events & Courses

Our Team

Diverse, Committed & Passionate


Dr. Peter Westman

Research Director

Raynor Taylor

Creative Director

Colin Kerr

Director of Operations