YMCA Cornwall

Penzance

Grant: £60,000

The project

YMCA Cornwall provide safe and secure accommodation for young people who have experienced family breakdown, violence and social exclusion, putting them at risk of homelessness.

LandAid awarded £60,000 to enable YMCA Cornwall to convert a sports hall into a block of flats, creating fourteen new one-bed flats for young people at risk of homelessness.

The impact

The flats provide a safe, warm home to young people who were in danger in their previous living situation. The flats also address housing need in the local area, reducing the waiting list and increasing the charity’s bed spaces to 60.