COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental wellbeing of Spring Housing Association’s young people as they are not able to go to college, engage in training or socialise with their friends. This has been particularly difficult for those who are unaccompanied asylum seekers, who have had to bear the loss of their council social worker, who has passed away of COVID-19. Two of their young people have started to self-harm, which Spring Housing Association believe is due to the effects of lockdown.
LandAid’s £9,260 fund would cover the cost of resources that will support their young people’s mental health, such as Chromebooks and a wireless printer set. This will also fund Wi-Fi for two of their schemes which will promote more engagement interaction through group activities such as watching films and playing computer games together.
This £7,500 phase two grant will fund the refurbishment of a kitchen, enabling two young people to safely cook and eat together. The plans for the kitchen will create two separate areas for cooking and storage, and dining space for four people.
Spring Housing Association was set up in 2014 to provide accommodation and support services to individuals who are at risk of homelessness. Its aim is to provide high quality housing options, deliver holistic housing services to maximise tenancy sustainment and offer individuals a pathway into employment, training & advice.