Natalie was forced to flee an abusive ex-partner but now has the safe accommodation she needs.
LandAid gave a grant to New Horizon Youth Centre to fund a year’s salary for a housing support worker who is placing young people in safe and secure rented homes, and providing ongoing support. The accommodation is provided by Network Homes Housing Association and private landlords, and is located in seven London Boroughs: Hackney, Islington, Haringey, Redbridge, Newham, Lewisham and Enfield.
The New Horizon and Network Homes partnership provides supported housing for 20 young people. It is named ‘Project Vista’, and won first prize at the London Homelessness Awards 2017.
The housing support worker will help secure 30 new tenancies for young people who are homeless in 2017/18, in addition to managing the 36 existing tenancies they have already found for young people. Having safe housing provides young people with the security they need to find or maintain employment, pursue their careers and earn more to support themselves in the future.