Using sport to re-engage with NEETs in east London
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.
Young people leaving care are often more likely to find themselves in poor quality housing or without a permanent home. In addition, many have to deal with issues related to their pre-care experiences which are intensified by the insecurities and disruptions of living in care.
Brathay Trust works with some of the most vulnerable young people who are approaching the age when they will leave local authority accommodation and therefore need to develop their life skills for independent living. This is known to be a key transition and is crucial to their later adjustment into successful adulthood.
Thanks to £50,000 of LandAid funding in 2011/12, Brathay Trust can now offer up to eight young people self-contained living accommodation.
not in education, employment or training (NEET)
1 in 7
young people are unemployed
UK children living in extreme poverty by 2020