Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust is a charity in London that creates children’s homes where children can thrive. LandAid gave a grant to the trust to refurbish their children's home to a standard where it now feels like a comfortable home for many. One of the residents, Toby, moved into the children’s home in March, a month after it had opened.
Ella, 22, moved into her own room in new the YMCA semi-independent living property this summer. Prior to this, her home was a home-made shed in her boyfriend’s garden, due to family difficulties.
Before the lockdown Edi had nowhere safe to call home. New Horizon Youth Centre's housing advice team worked closely with NHYC'S partners to help ensure Edi (22) was placed in a London hotel as part of the Covid-19 rough sleeping provision.
1625 Independent People are a charity working with young people who are homeless, leaving care, or at risk of homelessness in the South West. LandAid have provided funding to support young people like Katie.
At just 19, Natalie was forced to flee her home after experiencing domestic abuse from her ex-partner.
Juliet was forced into homelessness due to a family breakdown.
Malia was made homeless at just 16 years old. She had been moving between her mum and dad for some time and their relationships had broken down to the point where she had no-where to go.
With the structure and support provided by Southend homelessness charity, HARP, Jack is now able to live independently with a solid focus on a both bright present and future. He is currently renting a flat with his partner and has an 8-month-old kitten.
When Zara was 16, she discovered her family had secretly planned to take her to Pakistan to force her into marriage. Upon discovering the family plans, she fled home, with no belongings and approached the police for help. The Anah Project provides 24-hour specialist crisis support, advice and safe refuge accommodation for Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) lone / single women and girls ages 16 and above, who are facing homelessness due to experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.
Nearly a quarter of young homeless people identify as lgbtq+. Akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. During Covid akt saw a dramatic increase in demand for their services, but a grant from LandAid’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund meant they could provide extra support to young people like Harry. This is his story.