Over the last five years, the numbers of young people sleeping rough in the UK has steadily risen.

Last year, 121,000 16-24 year olds were homeless or at risk of homelessness in the UK.

It’s a problem that LandAid are here to tackle.

LandAid brings the property industry together to support charities delivering life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future. Through a unique network of corporate partners, they invest funding and expertise where they can achieve lasting impact.

The funds raised at the St. Modwen Charity Run for LandAid will go towards supporting the St Basil's Live & Work Village - Phase 2

The current Live and Work Village - Phase 1, provides accommodation for young workers for under £43 per week, inclusive of all bills. This scheme is open to 16 to 24 year olds in the West Midlands who are employed –  and is particularly ideal for apprentices and those on a low income. The scheme is totally Benefit Free, which means that young people get the opportunity to Live and Work without having to rely on welfare benefits.

The accommodation, home to 32 young people, comprises 8 flats. Each flat has 4 bedrooms, with shared kitchen, dining, and bathroom facilities. Progression Coaches offer a bespoke onsite service to the young people living here from Monday to Friday, as well as an additional on-call service should a young person need out of hours support.

Since opening in 2015, this scheme has won numerous awards, including two for NHS partnership work and one for ‘Excellence in Education’, as well as the 2018 National Housing Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to tackling Homelessness’  and National Housing Award in 2020 for ‘Homelessness Partnership of the Year’.

We are currently working to secure funds to develop phase 2, creating a Young Workers’ Village.

Find out more: here