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.
Even though we’re only a few short months into our partnership with Wolverhampton-based logistics business Pallet-Track, they’ve already raised over £1000 for us and donated a car-boot load of essential supplies to support young people!
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
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