Project information

CornerStone 2

We want to open a second house to home care leavers and vulnerable 16 -25 year olds. Provide one to one support to get them back into education. Support them to learn the life skills to eventually live independently. Help them become part of the community through voluntary work. Find a job.

approximately 1 year

Charity information: Young People and Children First

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  • Need

    Need

    Homeless for young people leaving care or who should have been in care. Helping them to learn the life skills they missed due to earlier problems in life. Help them achieve their education so they can achieve their goals

    Solution

    We provide a home, with a live in carer. Mentoring, support workers, life skill coaching, cooking lesson etc

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To Find a house to rent and to furnish it

    Activities

    » We need to raise £20,000 to set up the house and ensure we have the funds to keep it open

    Success will be when we open the house to our tenants


  • Impact

    Impact

    The house will take four young people off the streets. Once in the house we will help them to change there lives and achieve their goals.

    Risk

    We could have young people with drug and alcohol problems who do not want to change. We have support workers with experience of dealing with these problems.

    Reporting

    We have a web site which report all activities of the charity.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £21,510

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,000 rent rent for 4 people
      £1,600 council tax council tax 4 people
      £2,710 house bills house bills
      £5,200 support/training IT, cooking, CV writing, life skills
  • Background

    Location

    We are based in West Berkshire. We opened up our first house in Thatcham, our second house we would like to be in Newbury.

    Beneficiaries

    Homeless young people find it impossible to get accommodation. Land lords do not want to rent to them without a guarantor. Care leavers do not have the luxury of parents to act as guarantor, or support them financially.
    Care leavers are the most vulnerable group in society, they are forgotten and ignored. However 49% of our prison population was once in care.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    All the volunteers who work for the charity are foster carers. We all understand that at 16 or 18 years old you are not capable of living alone, emotionally of financially. We all care passionately that we do not want these young people to fail and hope to give them the extra time they need to succeed.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    John Stone

    Founder of the charity - he is a support worker for the young people in the house. He is a foster care with more than 20 years experience.