COVID-19 has had a significant impact on ROC Solid’s young people. The young people are no longer able to meet with their friends or develop their social skills. Disrupted education or employment is predicted to have a lasting effect on the financial security of young people at risk of homelessness.
LandAid’s £4,000 grant will support young people living in ROC Solid’s accommodation. This will cover the cost of food parcels, utility bills and PPE. A soup kitchen has been set up to provide hot meals for any resident in need, and this emergency grant will cover the cost of supplies.
This £16,000 phase two grant will enable ROC Solid to continue to convert a house into three flats to accommodate more young people. This grant will also pay for general building work and the installation of two shower units.
Roc Solid provides accommodation and support to young people who present with a range of disadvantages and vulnerabilities: homelessness, leaving care, pregnant and unsupported, ex-offenders, mental ill health, drug or alcohol dependency.