Neil Degg Director

Neil Degg knows what the future can look like for someone from a deprived background and/or lacking in a good education. Raised in a part of Manchester with high unemployment and low educational outcomes, he was already getting into trouble by the age of six. Coupled with an emotionally absent father and a mother doing her best to keep the family together, life was always going to be a challenge.

By the age of 15, Neil was living in a homeless unit. Alienated from the kind of support network a person needs to make healthy choices, his life continued on a downward spiral. Reflecting on those times, he says, “I wasn’t thinking about how my behaviour was impacting other people. I was just trying to survive in the only way I knew how.”

Things only began to change for Neil when, at 28, he was given the opportunity to work in social care:

“I instantly resonated with that environment. I understood the challenges that young people in care faced - and those of adults who lacked an education, or were from a marginalised background. I could see why they often failed and I knew I could use my own experiences to make a positive contribution to the lives of others. It made me realise, had I received the right encouragement, education and opportunity, I could have contributed positively to society a lot sooner"

Neil launched The Training Hub in 2014.

Proudly featured in Forbes and showcased on the BBC for the outcomes achieved with children, young people and adults, The Training Hub provides training resources across multiple sectors - supporting an individual's career alongside free preventative, life skill, parental and mental health resources for all age groups.

The Training Hub believes that engagement is pivotal for an individual to be inspired to invest time in themselves. Everyone's experience of life, regardless of age, determines their ability to see the value in something. Unfortunately, life can sometimes make the possible seem impossible - but we must never stop trying to unlock each individual's potential.

"I would like to personally welcome you to access our training resources with an open invitation to provide us feedback or suggestions to help us continuously be impactful & accessible."

Kind Regards

Neil Degg

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Our Mission

To provide exceptional children's home specific courses that develop confidence, boost careers and promote well-being. We will harness the science of learning and collaborate globally to collectively make a difference.

Our Passion

We are driven by a passion to help every person we engage with to become the best version of themselves.

The Children's Home Training Hub prides itself on providing exceptional vocational training resources that help each individual to learn, engage and grow – from birth, throughout adulthood. We are focused on delivering outcomes that have a positive impact on the children and young people within the foster home.

We understand that to deliver amazing outcomes for children and young people, we also need to support each adult’s mental health and develop their basic life skills, providing practical solutions to the everyday issues that impact a person’s life chances.


An ever-growing network accessible to all.

Our training material is provided by leading Children's Home experts, practitioners, and exceptional sector-specific individuals with valuable lived experiences, allowing them to craft insightful learning outcomes.

Our training recognises that every individual is unique, with different learning styles and accessibility needs. It blends games, video, reading, writing and reflective practices and, as standard, every course comes with supporting material and assessments.

Learning Methodologies

The Training Hub work's hand in hand with leading scientist's from around the world to ensure our methods of creating & delivering training embrace each learning style to ensure knowledge is retained.












Reflective Practises

The Future

The Children's Home Training Hub’s long-term goal is to eventually reach out globally, ensuring everyone has access to exceptional vocational training to match their career ambitions – training that is accessible to every human being, regardless of background, disability or needs.

We are also aiming to extend free access to our person-centred training, including preventative resources as well as courses on life skills, parenting and mental health that make a real difference to every child, young person and adult.

Are you someone who can research and create training material specific to the Children's Home sector? Get in touch today!
Malala Yousafzai

One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.

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