Building skills and developing employability in Norwich
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.
With approximately 182,000 construction jobs needed over the next four years, but only 7,280 construction apprenticeships being completed annually, there is a clear opportunity to fill a deficit in this field, and get more young people into work.
LandAid is working with Peabody and Building Lives to tackle the important issue of youth unemployment.
In 2013, LandAid provided a grant of £28,740 to Peabody with Building Lives. This grant is for the conversion of a Peabody building in Southwark into the Peabody Building Lives construction training academy, the sixth Building Lives academy to be set up in London.
Each year the Southwark academy will engage with over 200 unemployed Londoners and provide 50 construction apprenticeships...
not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK
1 in 7
young people are unemployed in the UK
UK children living in extreme poverty by 2020