Local charity’s work with homeless young people given a funding boost
5th September 2018
No Limits has been given further funding from the Big Lottery Fund for their work supporting young people in Southampton with homelessness issues. The grant award recognizes the positive impact the project is having and will enable the work to continue for a further five years.
843 of young people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness were helped by No Limits last year. The well-established project, Preventing Homelessness, run through the No Limits High Street Advice Centre, provides young people aged 11-25 with the opportunity to explore their housing options, understand and remove barriers causing homelessness, gain the necessary life skills to support independent living, and receive support on moving into independent accommodation or return home.
Last year, 225 young people secured a tenancy and found accommodation. 96% of young people said they felt more positive and in control of their lives after receiving support from the Preventing Homelessness project.
Annabel Hodgson, CEO of No Limits explains “Young people in Southampton face significant disadvantages, with 23.5% of children living in poverty. Disadvantaged young people often lack the independent living skills needed to maintain a tenancy, such as budgeting, understanding and carrying out responsibilities as a tenant, and being able to get along with others in shared accommodation. This additional funding will enable us to continue the important work we’re doing to help these young people and we are grateful to the Big Lottery for its ongoing support.”
No Limits has been awarded with £300,168 to deliver the Preventing Homelessness project over the next 5 years.