We’re celebrating the award of a grant of £40,000 from Crisis to enable us to work more closely with Doncaster’s landlords and help young homeless people to find and sustain good quality accommodation from private landlords.
The grant is part of Crisis funding awards of £2 million for 29 new projects helping single homeless people to find new homes and lasting independence.
Our project will target young people between the ages of 18 and 25 who struggle to find accommodation, including those living in hostels and temporary accommodation. Workers will assist the participants to overcome financial barriers to renting and match them with landlords. The ultimate aim is long-lasting independence for young people in homes they can call their own.
Those taking part will receive support with developing independent living skills, and will have access to help with the costs of taking on a new tenancy. We’re now recruiting a specialist worker to take the programme forward, and we expect to have things up and running by April.
Our Chief Executive, Louise Roffey, commented “This is a great boost for the YMCA’s work with young homeless people. The programme will enable us to help more young people with overcoming the barriers they encounter when moving into their own place. We’ll be able to use the funds to provide real, practical help where it’s most needed.”
You’ll find more info about the project in the “Accommodation” section above.
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