We’re proud to have partnered with End Youth Homelessness from January 2017 to June 2020. Supporting a national movement of local charities working together to end youth homelessness in the UK. During the course of our partnership our colleagues and members have raised over £1.1million helping over 557 young people and over 117 dependents into a place they can call home.
A Place to Call Home
We believe that to build a successful future, everyone needs a safe place to call home. Through our partnership, we’ve helped over 557 young people to overcome some of the enormous financial barriers to living independently like rental deposits, the first month’s rent, or household essentials and furniture. We’ve also provided young people with the personalised, practical help they need to find their new home and manage their tenancy. Together, we’ve helped homeless young people build a brighter future.
We’ve been supporting them by raising vital funds for the last three years, and the legacy of our partnership will continue to support more young people into a home in 2021, through EYH’s Housing Fund.
Carrie and Alice’s story*
It was just as the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping across the country that sisters Alice and Carrie found themselves needing somewhere to live. They were in a vulnerable position and needed somewhere safe to go.
Things changed when the sisters were connected with their local EYH charity, The Benjamin Foundation. The charity had been offered rent-free use of private accommodation by a local landlord, who was keen for the accommodation to be put to good use during COVID-19.
Thanks to the generous supporters of the End Youth Homelessness COVID Appeal, we were able to ensure that the sisters were settled in safe accommodation during this unprecedented time.
“We couldn’t hold back our excitement and we started jumping up and down when we moved in!”
Once the restrictions of the pandemic begin to lift, Carrie and Alice will continue to receive dedicated support through the End Youth Homelessness Rent Deposit Scheme, which is funded by Yorkshire Building Society, and the twins are feeling positive about the future:
“It feels like there’s hope for us now. It’s like we are meant to be here and we are so grateful and really appreciate all the help we have had.”