COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the young people Accumulate support. They are not only at an increased risk of infection, but they also suffer from complex mental health issues. Accumulate has had to halt all of its workshops, and although staff have kept in virtual contact with their participants, their young people have struggled.
LandAid’s £6,780 grant will deliver Accumulate’s Art Kits, participation in this creative learning activity will help to improve the well-being of those struggling with social isolation, loneliness and boredom.
Accumulate is The Art school for the Homeless. It uses creativity to empower and increase the wellbeing of young people who are affected by homelessness. It works with hostels and housing organisations across London delivering courses and learning experiences in art, photography, creative writing, audio-visual production, fashion and other creative disciplines.