St Basils Youth Voice young people have been experiencing heightened mental health issues in light of lockdown. Many of its young people have reached out for emotional support. One of the biggest difficulties its young people have faced is getting enough food for their weekly shop, as this can prove challenging when you have little funds.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant will create a ‘Happy Fund’, to allow each young person to obtain a small grant to boost their happiness. They may be able to purchase a tablet, a streaming service or a bundle of books.
Youth Voice is made up of young people between 16-25 that have experienced homelessness, from across the nine regions of England. The main aim of Youth Voice is to ensure young homeless people have a voice and feel their contributions are valued and listened to, in all aspects of their life. Youth Voice is managed and facilitated by St Basils.