For young people living without family support, this is a confusing and scary time. Many tenants of Aberdeen Foyer have extremely poor mental health and staff are doing the best they can to care for their residents.
LandAid’s £9,810 grant will fund 200 one-to-one counselling and wellbeing sessions and provide Wi-Fi dongles to keep tenants connected where there is no access to Wi-Fi.
This £7,912 phase two grant will enable Aberdeen Foyer to adapt its delivery space to maximise safety. This involves installing freestanding plexiglass and plexiglass desk dividers and mobile screens, installing hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout all delivery sites, and clearly marked floor space. Short induction videos will be created, and all sites will be installed with a series of infographics designed with young people in mind. A small smoking shelter will be removed to eliminate unsupervised crowding and create a second entry/exit point to further enable physical distancing.
Aberdeen Foyer supports people towards independent living, learning and work. Working with over 1,600 people each year Aberdeen Foyer starts with people’s strengths, supporting them to build confidence, develop talents and make real and lasting change in their lives.