As a result of COVID-19, Young Devon has seen an increased demand for bed spaces. It also have reports of more young people experienced increased levels of anxiety and poorer mental health as a result of this crisis.
LandAid’s £9,800 grant will provide cleaning and PPE products for 20 houses, and cover increased staff costs due to a higher demand in service. These funds will also provide additional IT equipment to better manage remote working, as well as a fund for young people who are in need of housing support and food.
Young Devon is a charity supporting young people aged 11-25 across Devon since 1949. Its team of staff and volunteers deliver services in Plymouth, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Ivybridge, Sidmouth, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.