At 17, Adam was homeless, suffering from substance abuse and recovering from being stabbed.
Young ex-offenders, care leavers and people with mental health issues can often feel cut off from society and not know where to turn if their accommodation become insecure.
Action Housing provide support and housing to vulnerable young people in this situation. They equip them with the tools to maintain a home, stay safe and increase independence.
To help Action Housing achieve their goals, we have funded their conversion of an office block into high quality accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness.
Our grant will create six en-suite bedrooms and learning facilities for young people, and also provide tenants with construction training from a dedicated site supervisor who will support them in gaining official qualifications.
The impact of this project goes beyond the regeneration of a building. The secure accommodation we have helped create could transform the lives of young people, providing them with onsite training and around-the-clock support to set them up for a more positive future.
It's not just the tenants who benefit either. The skills that these young people learn will empower them to live independently, find employment and make an active contribution to their communities.