Homes for homeless young
people this Christmas
THE Southport branch of Yorkshire
Building Society is supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of
its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH). 35 homeless young
people will have a home of their own this Christmas thanks to the Society funded
Rent Deposit Scheme for EYH. The scheme is the first project of its kind to be
rolled out on a national scale, and provides practical help to homeless young
people in the UK who are ready to move out of supported accommodation.
An estimated 83,000 young people in the UK are homeless and, according to latest
figures, 12 young people in Sefton received some homelessness support from their
local authority in 2015/16.People in Southport can help support EYH and spread a little festive cheer by
buying a set of the charity's Christmas tree decorations for ₤1 per design, from
the branch, on London Street.
Graham Stukley, manager of the Southport branch of Yorkshire Building Society,
said:- "As Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, we want to give
homeless young people the best gift of all, a home. Through our partnership with
End Youth Homelessness we are providing help for young people in need, but this
is only possible thanks to the support we receive from customers and the public
By buying a set of our Christmas decorations or making a donation, you will be
helping homeless young people at 1 of the most difficult times of the year."
Nick Connolly, Managing Director of End Youth Homelessness, said:- "I
would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the customers and members of
staff at Yorkshire Building Society who have contributed so far to our charity
partnership. Through their donations and support we are able to help more
homeless young people this Christmas."
► EYH is a national movement to end homelessness among 16 to 25 year olds in the UK.
► Through the course of the Society's 3 year partnership with EYH it aims to
raise ₤750,000 to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented
► Every person supported through the Rent Deposit Scheme also receives a ₤200 home
essentials grant and dedicated support with financial advice and life skills.
► Yorkshire Building Society's charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness
supports its corporate responsibility strategy, Society Matters, and its
ambition to make a lasting positive impact on society.
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