Due to the COVID-19 YMCA Wearside experienced a much bigger demand for accommodation than it would in normal circumstances.
LandAid’s £8,044 grant ensured four bed spaces, already planned to open, will. These funds covered the costs of providing furniture and licenses to make sure it is suitable for four young people, providing much needed homes for young people who would otherwise be homeless.
This £13,886 phase two grant was used to convert four areas on four sites supporting 110 young people. This included providing social distance screening and IT equipment to allow young people to access support via Teams, access to educational courses and facilities online, plus all of the services YMCA Wearside were previously able to provide.