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 Jamie off the streets for good;
“I was 19 when my Mum’s boyfriend moved into our house with his kids. There were lots of fights and arguments. Mum couldn’t handle the situation and said I was old enough to sort myself out; she wanted her new life. That was it, I was out.”
"When I first arrived at Alabaré I felt really alone, but the team there were really friendly and I quickly felt at home. I felt safe and it was good to know that someone cared."
"6 months ago have passed and my life has changed a lot. The Alabaré team helped me find a place on a training programme which really helped my confidence. Since then, I’ve done work experience and have just got an apprenticeship as a mechanic. It’s amazing how much things have changed for me since I first came to Alabaré."
We feel privileged to be such a vital part of Jamie’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 Jamie 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