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Young Voices

UK-wide

The project

For the second year running LandAid's is supporting Younth Voice through our Young Voices programme. The programme is a collaboration between LandAid, Birmingham charity St Basils and Youth Voice a committee of 40 formerly homeless young people from across England who assist government, local authorities and charities to improve their involvement opportunities for young people.

LandAid’s £15,000k grant will support Youth Voice to train 12 of the more experience members to become peer mentors, giving them the skills and expertise to support other members of the group.

Our grant will fund:

  • A three day residential for the young people where they will do team and confidence building exercises
  • All members will complete a Level 2 qualification in Life Skills and attend PIE (Phycological Informed Environment) training
  • The young people will be supported to tell their stories safety, creating videos and other media

 

The impact

Youth Voice is made up of young people between 16-25 years old that have experienced homelessness, sharing their lived experience to support and bring about change. The more young people can be engaged in making decisions about their own lives, their environment, and their communities, the more likely they are to successfully move into independence.

The young people involved will leave the project with enhanced confidence, coaching and mentoring skills, and the resilience to move forward with their lives.

Tamzin Taylor-Rosser, National Youth Engagement Manager at St Basils, said: I am delighted with the opportunity of working with LandAid once again, this project gives young people’s voices a further national platform. The Peer Mentoring programme funded by LandAid enables us to offer a bespoke creative programme to train young people to become mentors and build their own resilience to enable them to support young people to have their voices heard on a local, regional and national level.”