New initiative sees young people create food parcels for the homeless

  • A new initiative designed to improve young people’s money management skills sees groups of young people creating food parcels for homeless people. peoplecircle.jpg

    The group of eight young people from Charles England House, a specialist young people’s housing scheme run by Merlin, put together 50 food parcels, reports 24dash.

    This new project is part of a new Social Action Youth initiative which is being run in partnership between Merlin, Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and 1625 Independent People. The Social Action Youth Cashpoint project offers groups of young people the chance to plan and deliver a local community project and learn essential financial skills at the same time.

    Lori Ramsay, Social Action Youth Programme Co-Ordinator at Southern Brooks Community Partnerships, said: “Each group is free to decide what they want to do as long as it has a positive impact on their community. It could be anything from improving a garden area, decorating a community space or providing new amenities in a park. They could also decide to run an enterprise and seek to make money by making and selling things.”

    Melanie Lavin, Cashpoint Project Manager at 1625 Independent People added: “We find that one of the best ways to engage young people with money matters is to do it through activities that young people care about and develop themselves.”

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

Related articles

  • Read More

    New supported housing facility to be built in Middlesbrough

    The site has been developed by Riverside to provide supported housing, comprising of 20 self-contained flats for social housing and training facilities to support people into employment, reports the...

  • Read More

    Supported living accommodation plans submitted in Leamington Spa

    HB Villages Developments Ltd have made the application which will include a two-storey residential building of 16 self-contained one bedroom supported living apartments, reports The Leamington...

  • Read More

    Young people in Sheffield given help to live independently

    The course is run by Guinness Care and Support at the Sheffield Foyer, which is a 60-room scheme that provides accommodation for young people aged between 16-25 such as care leavers and young...

  • Read More

    A new supported living scheme has opened in Paignton

    Bridgman House has been opened to provide care for up to eight young people in transition from the family home, education or residential care, reports The Torquay Herald.The property is in the town...

  • Read More

    Homelessness charity opens furniture shop in Nailsworth

    Emmaus Gloucestershire has opened a shop in Nailsworth that sells upcycled furniture, allowing customers to have the opportunity to bring old furniture in to be restored or adapted to particular...

  • Read More

    Restaurant in London helps to tackle youth homelessness

    Alone in London, a charity that provides support, training and mediation for young homeless people and young people at risk of homelessness has joined forces with The Breakfast Club to create a...

  • Read More

    Housing group’s supported housing contract extended

    Progress Housing Group provide supported housing and support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence and young people facing homelessness, reports 24dash.Progress Housing manage a...

  • Read More

    Empty homes fund launched by Scottish Government

    The fund is to be used to revamp empty homes and convert derelict commercial spaces into affordable housing, reports Inside Housing. Under the scheme housing associations will be able to apply for...

  • Read More

    People with vulnerabilities to receive support from new care scheme

    People with vulnerabilities and people who are socially isolated in Reading are set to benefit from a new scheme run by GPs and Age UK, reports Get Reading. North West Reading NHS Clinical...

  • Read More

    Homeless charity helps launch empty homes hotline in Scotland

    Created by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, funded by the government and manned within homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s offices, the helpline hopes to bring empty homes back into the...

Briefing Signup