Save our Young Peoples Services
Young people are at increasing risk of becoming homeless. A recent study suggests up to 11,000 young people will potentially be hit by a government decision to end housing support for 18-21 year olds, a policy which charities have pointed out will actually end up costing more than it saves and will mean more young people facing life on the streets. *
Alabaré's homes, drop in centres and training facilities help hundreds of homeless young people like Charlie off the streets for good;
After a family breakdown Charlie became homeless at just 17 years old. She was in a chaotic, often violent relationship and had also lost her place at college. Suffering from anxiety, anger issues and low self esteem our staff realised that Charlie needed a stable home and a routine to get her life back on track.
Charlie’s Alabaré key worker began working through her issues and encouraged her to access the councillors at our Young Peoples Drop In Centre. She began to regularly visit the councillor and also joined our Arts Award Project, ‘Home and Money’ training scheme and even started entering into photography competitions.
Slowly but surely life seemed to turn around for Charlie. With her new found confidence and training she managed to get a place as an apprentice working with animals - her dream job! After living in our home for just 5 months Charlie was ready to move back into independent living. Her story shows how Alabaré provided not just a roof over her head, but also the skills to live a fulfilled independent life.
We feel privileged to be such a vital part of Charlie’s life; but we know that without your support we wouldn’t be able to do it.
Continued cuts to local government funding means that our crucial services for young people are under threat. Please give today, and help us continue to be there for young people like Charlie in need in the years ahead.
£28 could provide a pack of living essentials for a young person moving into our home (many young people come to us with little or nothing).
£52 could pay for our staff to support a young person in applying for a job or college place.
£105 could pay for a young person to take part in our 'Home & Money Programme', giving them the financial life skills they will need to live on their own.
*Statistic Shelter, 2017