Breakdowns in family relationships are cited as the most common causes for youth homelessness. With half of the young people facing this predicament being not in education, employment or training (NEET), independently rising out of their situation can be an overwhelming task. Year on year, Birmingham is above national average for rates of homelessness. Cuts to local authority budgets severely limit statutory services available for these vulnerable young people.
LandAid is working with local charity St Basils to support homeless young people in the city. Through a prestigious 40 year history of supporting 16-25 year olds at risk of homeless, St Basils offer solutions with their widely acclaimed prevention model, Pathway, tailored accommodation options and supportive transitions for young homeless people.
A LandAid grant of £120,000 made in 2009 funded renovations, and extensions to the Gillott Road accommodation unit. A successive £150,000 grant was awarded in 2013 for much needed refurbishments to accommodation for young mothers and their babies in crisis, Trentham house. At any one time, due to the LandAid grant, 17 young mothers and their babies will benefit from full refurbishments to Trentham House.
Join our charity visit on Thursday 31 March 2016 12:30-14:00pm by emailing Elise Austin today.
Charity visits are a great way for LandAid supporters to see first hand the fantastic work our charity partners do, and the lasting impact their generosity can have. Visits normally take 1-2 hours and are completely free to attend.