In parts of North Belfast, the second most deprived...
LandAid works to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK who experience disadvantage due to their economic or social circumstances.
As a charitable foundation supported by the property industry, LandAid finds ways to apply the generosity and expertise of the industry to this cause.
In the Alt Valley, routes into work for young people are distinctly lacking. Unemployment among 18-24 year olds is three times higher than the national average and only 0.5 per cent of all apprenticeships delivered in Liverpool involve residents of the Alt Valley.
The Alt Valley Community Trust has been delivering vocational training courses at North Liverpool Community College for over 30 years. LandAid is proud to have awarded a grant of £97,000 for the creation of a bespoke Construction Skills Centre at the college which will include the creation of three trade-specific training areas (plumbing, tiling and plastering) and two classrooms.
Once complete, the new state-of-the-art centre will enable 60 young people a year to gain experience and qualifications in construction.
not in education, employment or training (NEET)
1 in 7
young people are unemployed
UK children living in extreme poverty by 2020