Porchlight is Kent’s leading homelessness charity. Working across Kent and the South East, the charity helps vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. They provide children, young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, play an active role in their local community and fulfil their potential.
LandAid’s grant of £45,000 will go towards funding Porchlight’s renovation and conversion of a derelict warehouse building behind the High Street in Sheerness. This will create three double bed studio flats specifically for young prison leavers who would otherwise be homeless.
Porchlight staff will offer individual support plans to the young people, encouraging the residents to access education, training and employment opportunities while developing the skills to live independently.