LandAid, the property industry charity, has launched an appeal for the industry to support young homeless people through the winter. Across the country over 100,000 young people are homeless each year, but together we can change this.
In a new video, created in conjunction with Youth Voice, you can hear why this appeal is so needed, with young people describing the last six months in three words. Responses include: frustrating, chaotic, stressful and anxiety-provoking. These words will ring true with most people who have lived through the pandemic, but without the security of a home they are amplified hugely – making the situation for young homeless people unbearable.
How you can help:
£12 could pay for a young person’s phone contract – ensuring they can keep in touch with their support network over the Christmas period
£29 could provide kitchen essentials, so young homeless people are able to cook hot and nutritious meals this winter
£50 could give a young person a session with a mental health advocate to help with social isolation, exacerbated by COVID this Christmas
£164 could bring someone in from the cold this winter and pay for a month’s stay in a project where LandAid has created a bed space
Paul Morrish, Chief Executive at LandAid, said: ‘Without the safety and security of a home, without somewhere to isolate if they need, many now without jobs, unable to heat their homes and feed themselves; the pandemic has been impossible for thousands of young people across the country. Following on from the support shown for homeless young people through the LandAid COVID-19 Emergency Fund, we are now asking people working in the industry to make a small donation to help young people through the winter: just £12 will make a huge difference.’