Restaurant in London helps to tackle youth homelessness
- 05 Aug
A charity based in Islington has joined forces with The Breakfast Club restaurant to help 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 temporary home in Hackney for these young people, reports 24dash.
The temporary accommodation is owned by Circle Housing and Alone In London will provide residents with training and support to help them live independently and move to a permanent home.
Aneesa Dawoojee Project Manager at Alone in London, said: “As part of Alone in London’s mission to empower socially excluded young people, we help residents of this accommodation develop long-term solutions to move into a permanent home. Thanks to the generous support of the Breakfast Club we’ve been able to make this property feel more like a home for the young people living there and this has really helped strengthen their sense of community. We are always on the lookout for partners like The Breakfast Club because it is only with this kind of help that we can continue to support the 2,000 vulnerable young people turning to Alone in London for support every year. Alone in London was set up by volunteers and they continue to play a vital role in our mission to support young people and reduce homelessness. We would urge others who are interested in making a positive difference to youth homelessness in the capital to get in touch with us directly.”
Eva Arnaiz, Charity Coordinator at The Breakfast Club, said: “After hearing about the great work that Alone in London do we wanted to help out and make the house that residents lived in more of a home. Our volunteers worked alongside the residents to makeover their communal spaces. We also spent a day cooking together and had a lovely lunch to celebrate. It was a wonderful project which all of those involved thoroughly enjoyed and one we hope to do again in the future. We're already planning a mocktail masterclass in one of our bars and a barbeque at the house where the residents teach us how to cook dishes from their home countries.”
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