21% of St Basils’ young people are in self-isolation, and St Basils is experiencing significant challenges in providing essential items. St Basils anticipates further poor access to essential items and increased financial disadvantage to continue well after these restrictions are lifted. It is also concerned with due to the higher instances of domestic violence and family unease reported, that the number of homeless young people may rise.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant will provide essential items for their young people. Many of its young people have also reported that they do not have mobile phones, so keeping in contact has proved difficult. Therefore, these funds will also purchase basic mobile phones, as well as starter packs including basic kitchen items so that their young people can be self-sufficient and cook for themselves.
St Basils works with young people to enable them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills, increase opportunities and prevent homelessness.