COVID-19 has transformed the way in which SHP works with its young people. Many of its young people have struggled with isolation due to food poverty and a lack of positive activities. SHP anticipates that the crisis will have an impact on the way it works with young people for at least three months.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant will deliver 100 care packages to young people who are isolating and are lacking basic necessities. This will include food supplies, mobile phone credit and/or clothes or a voucher to access paid services such as Netflix. These funds will also develop a digital support mechanism for their young people, such as provision of Wi-FI. Furthermore, PPE will be provided in order to keep their staff and residents staff.
The £9,882 phase two grant will enable a remodelling and refurbishment of the kitchen at SHP's Creekside hostel in Greenwich which is currently not fit for purpose. This project will enable SHP to run a new cooking sessions project, and the grant will also allow SHP to purchase new kitchen equipment.
SHP is a London-based charity that works to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded young people and adults to transform their lives.