With persistently high levels of deprivation in the city, Liverpool remains the poorest local authority area in England. Not only are over 200,000 18-24 year olds in the city out of work, one of the real structural problems affecting the city is a lack of skills, which has an impact on attracting business and enabling people to progress. Almost 20% of people in Liverpool have no qualifications compared with a national average of 12.4%.
LandAid has supported the Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS), which works with Liverpool’s marginalised and ‘hard to reach’ NEETs. YPAS works with over 1,500 children and young people per year, and their families, addressing mental health and emotional well-being needs and providing informal education.
A LandAid grant of £75,000 awarded in 2013-14 funded the refurbishment of YPAS’s Liverpool premises. The project included urgent external repairs and the reorganisation of internal spaces, enabling more young people to access unique therapeutic support and positive, creative activities. Pro bono support was provided by Grosvenor who explored the options, priortities and phasing to make efficient use of the funding.
Join our charity visit on Thursday 21 April 2016 13:00-14:30 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.