East Cleveland Youth Housing Trust acquire and renovate run-down properties, which are then let as high quality, affordable supported homes for vulnerable young people in housing need. The charity also provides employment and training and apprenticeships for unemployed and disadvantaged local young people interested in construction.
LandAid’s £25,000 grant is funding the charity’s renovation of a two-bed long-term empty property in the East Cleveland area, to bring it back into use as safe, warm accommodation for young people. Over a five-year period, the project is expected to house up to 10 young people.
The young tenants will be fully supported by a Tenancy Support Worker, who will provide guidance and support on lifestyle skills, finances and health and well-being to prepare them for independent living.