It’s not just finding somewhere to sleep that young homeless people have to worry about – they also need somewhere they can go when they’re awake. Without a place to work or learn, they can remain stuck in unemployment and struggle to become independent.
LandAid has given a grant of £100,000 to help Depaul UK create a new day centre for young people facing homelessness. The ‘Endeavour Centre’ will be based in South London, where daytime support for young homeless people is desperately needed.
The centre will offer young people a range of activities to help build their confidence and self-esteem, including exercise, theatre and training in life skills.
The new day centre will provide a safe haven for 600 young people facing homelessness every year. It will complement Depaul’s existing ‘Nightstop’ service which provides beds for young people at a time of crisis. The support they receive will help get their lives back on track so they can look forward to a fulfilling future.