Weʼre raising £800,000 to purchase a property. Provide supported housing for young people who are 16 to 25 year old and who are care leavers and or are homeless.
- West Norfolk, United Kingdom
- Children and youth
- Time left
- 57 days to go
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I have been working with Children for the last 20 years, which has meant I have a range of working experiences. These are as follows:
• Local High School - an in house learning support unit
• LA run Children’s home
• Privately run Children's home
• Privately run residential home for adults with learning difficulties
• Children’s Services - Looked After and Leaving Care
I have been also involved with a small fund raising group since 1999, which has involved working with children and their families in Egypt (organising and building a school) and Ghana (identifying potential students for sponsorship through their education).
My current role means that I work with the 16 -25 age group. I see first-hand the difficulties that they face on a daily basis to establish themselves often without the support of their families. Navigating through life is not easy at any age, but combine that with the not knowing where you are going to be living.
You need the stability and support to make the right choices for yourself and if you get it wrong, then you need the non-judgemental approach so you can learn from the experience and continue to move forward to your goals.
As a result, I wish to work more directly and make a real difference in their lives so I will provide the following services:
• Supported accommodation - (16 – 25 year olds)
• Supporting young people with all aspects of their independence skills
• Supporting young people with their education
• Supporting young people with their employment
• Re-unification work with their estranged families
Due to the current lack of good accommodation and changes in social attitudes towards this age group, I wish to redress the balance and enable them to be successful in whatever they wish to do.
With your support this goal can become a reality and you will be able to make a difference in young people’s lives with me by your donation.
~ We are only limited by the foundations that we build upon ~
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About the fundraiser
West Norfolk, United Kingdom
I live in West Norfolk. I have been involved with a small fund raising group since 1999, which has included working in Egypt and Ghana. I'm currently working with children (16 - 25 year olds) and now wish to support them in a more direct way by providing supported housing.