COVID-19 has had a huge impact on Whitehaven’s service. It has found it extremely difficult to look after its young people in this difficult time, as they are all confined to their rooms. Both their staff and residents are very anxious at this time.
LandAid’s £9,670 grant will enable Whitehaven to continue to provide its support services, as well as allow its staff access to PPE to maintain their safety.
This £20,000 phase two grant will help repurpose and improve the kitchen area and laundry room at Whitehaven Community Trust. The grant will also enable a large laundry room next to the kitchen to be turned into a large dining area with seating so that family teas and arts and craft activities can re-start with social distancing.
Since 1998, Whitehaven has provided homeless hostel for young people aged between 16-24 years. Its aim is to provide safe and secure accommodation with housing related support to vulnerable young people with a range of varied and complex needs, the ultimate goal being for the young person to move on into permanent, stable accommodation, taking with them the skills and knowledge required for living independently and successfully managing their own tenancy.