Did you know unemployment disproportionately effects young people? The youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.5% and has continued to rise. This compares to 4.9% for over 25s. On World Youth Skills Day we just want to celebrate our #YouCan employability service and all it aims to achieve for our young people.Read more +
By the end of this week it is hoped that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all adults nationwide but prior to this it has been available to certain groups of vulnerable people across the nation, including homeless young people aged under 25, but nationally take up has been low.
Groundswell are a charity that work to enable people who have experience of homelessness to create the solutions to homelessness and benefit wider society. They heard about our national Youth Voice project which has a similar aim, working with young homeless people, and asked to do a joint campaign to give young people all the facts about the vaccine and encourage them to take up the offer.Read more +
Our Bromsgrove Foyer team would like to say a HUGE thank you to a local couple for their extremely generous donation of a HUGE amount of long-life food.Read more +
At the request of some of our supporters we have created this ‘wishlist’ of the items we are currently most in need of. It is updated the first week of each new month, if anything else is required.Read more +
Huge thanks and kudos to two employees, Oliver Dolman and Ben Sharp of Keon Homes who took on their own challenge to run 5K every day in April to raise over £5000 for St BasilsRead more +
Young Person's Feedback
Other than the workshops what’s particularly helped me at St Basils is the support of the staff, particularly Employability Coach Vicky and Partnership and Progressions Officer Kash. I think they’re just really dedicated to what they’re doing