Alone in London, supports 2,000 individuals each year and it’s work compliments Depaul UK’s London services for homeless young people. Working closely with Depaul, it’s emergency overnight accommodation service; Nightstop London and funders, over the last 2 years, Alone in London has been able to support a greater number of young people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances which has positioned the service in a strong position to move forward positively.
To ensure the charity can help even more individuals in need across London and the UK, Gala on the Green will be supporting Depaul UK for the 2018 event. With this committed support, Depaul are able to provide unrestricted funds to help services such as Nightstop, Endeavour and Get Up & Go! meet the specific needs of those groups of young people to enable them to prosper and live independently.
Depaul UK marks its 30th anniversary in 2019 and in this time has earned a reputation for housing and supporting some of London and the UK’s most marginalised young people, helping them to progress from chaos and homelessness, to stability and independence. We believe that no young person should have to sleep rough, and while we work to provide
the accommodation that offers an immediate solution to homelessness, it is also a vital part of our work to prevent young people from becoming homeless in the first place.
The charity helps young people aged 16-25 who maybe sleeping rough or without a safe permanent home. In 2016 we provided emergency accommodation and longer-term support to 3,107 young homeless people in crisis. The people we support are some of the most disadvantaged and isolated young people in the UK. Many have experienced rough sleeping and come from extremely challenging circumstances. We believe that every young person deserves a home and a stake in their community which is why we work to provide the stability and support these young people need to progress beyond homelessness.
Depaul UK houses around 800 young people a year in our medium to long term accommodation projects, providing them with a safe place to call home, one-to-one support and progression opportunities to lead independent lives. Our supported housing lodgings are in London and across the UK in the North East and the North West with young people residing with Depaul from 2-months to 2-years depending on their individual circumstances. Depaul have a wider national reach through Nightstop UK providing an emergency service network working with volunteer hosts to provide a same day response to young people who are without a safe place to stay that night.
Depaul UK’s mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. Help us to end youth homelessness.