Property Industry tackling youth homelessness
20th August 2022
LandAid is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness. LandAid’s CEO, Paul Morrish, tells us a bit about how Gradfeed will make a difference.
Across the country, youth homelessness is rising. Centrepoint estimates that last year over 86,000 young people found themselves without somewhere safe to call home. This doesn’t just include rough sleeping but also thousands of young people who are sofa surfing, staying in hostels and other unsuitable accommodation.
But over half of these young people are in education, training or employment. Many of them have to go to work or university after a broken and unsafe night’s sleep or without somewhere to wash themselves or their clothes. All of this makes keeping their job or getting their degree so much harder.
But by bringing together the property and construction industries to unite behind this problem, it’s something LandAid knows can be solved. Each year we give out over £2m in grants to charities across the country to provide homes for young people, giving them the stability they need to carry on. We also provide free property advice to charities who need it, saving them money and meaning they can make a bigger impact.
We have seen property professionals do incredible things to support LandAid in its mission. Whether it’s abseiling down skyscrapers, tackling army-level assault courses, or sleeping out on the coldest night of the year, we never cease to be amazed by what the industry is capable of when it sets its mind to it.
We hope that by partnering with Gradfeed, we are able to show property’s future leaders how determined their industry is to tackle some of the most pressing social issues of today, and we can’t wait to see how the platform will enable even more fantastic people to get involved in property.
To Find out more about the types of projects and events the Landaid do throughout the year please visit their website by clicking here