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We’re delighted to present you with our first ever promotional short film. We hope this will give you a real feel for how your support transforms young lives.
NEW FOR 2019!!!
‘The Next Step’ – youth homeless accommodation project
We are currently working on a new youth homeless supported accommodation project called ‘The Next Step’. This project will provide a safe home for up to 20 young people a year who are experiencing homelessness. In addition we will offer support around health, skills, employment and resettlement.
We have raised more than 90% of the £1m needed to set up the ‘The Next Step’. We just recently completed our online crowdfunder, raising £235,510 towards this project with donations from the local community and grants from Aylesbury Vale District Council, Oxford Health Charity and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We are very gratefull for this support and it is a massive step forward to making this vital project a reality.
Now we need YOUR help to raise the final £100k and enable vulnerable young people to rebuild their lives.
If you would like to be part of this exciting project there are 2 easy ways you can get involved right now:
1) Fundraise for us
We are so grateful for all the wonderful fundraising efforts so far: Wingrave Festive Run, New Year’s Chilterns Walk, Halifax bag packing at Tesco, gig night, Big Band Swing concert, Wendover pop-up charity shop and many more. But we need more fundraisers and more fundraising ideas.
Just email us with your ideas firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Become a corporate supporter
See our packages here
Through ‘The Next Step’ project, Youth Concern will provide:
- A 10-bed youth homeless supported accommodation scheme
- 1:1 support packages, counselling & business mentoring
- Support to make a smooth transition to independent living
We are delighted that one of our current local funders, the Thomas Hickman Charity, is in the process of purchasing beautiful premises for us to run the project from. We will convert the building into a 10-bed home, under the lead of an organisation called COSPA/ViY. As an added benefit some of our young people will be involved in the conversion work, earning qualifications and gaining valuable employment skills!
We are so grateful for the positive response we have had from local people, organisations and businesses who have already pledged their support. With your help, we know that we can make this vital project a reality for homeless young people in Aylesbury.
When things get difficult it can help to talk. Our counsellors won’t judge you, tell you what to do, or talk to other people about your stuff. See also Guidance and Support
Develop your talent for Music and Video production at our purpose built Recording Studio.
We believe firmly that everyone can make music and our facility is designed to cater for both the experienced musician and those just starting out.
Why not visit our “Drop-in” centre at the Uptown Coffee Bar for a chat and to meet people.
Aylesbury Nightstop can provide a young person a safe place to stay when they are facing a homelessness crisis.
If you want to gain some valuable experience for your CV or give something back to the community you live in we are bound to have a volunteering opportunity for you!
Hire our facilities which include a large function room, kitchen and shower facilities
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