Oath Home is proud to join with Step by Step as their charity partner.
Step by Step is an organization that passionately believes in supporting and empowering young people who are going through the hardest of times.
A Unique Approach
Firstly, our charity partner Step by Step offer a unique approach; providing accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services. The charity empowers young people to break the cycle of homelessness for good.
They believe young people should not face restrictions due to their circumstances; they should not have to sacrifice their aspirations and life chances because they find themselves homeless.
Secondly, a recent study showed that 110,000 16-24 year-olds were homeless or at risk of homelessness in the UK. This statistic is just the tip of the iceberg; it doesn’t account for the thousands of young people who are experiencing ‘hidden homelessness’.
That is to say that between January and March 2020, an estimated 11.2% of all people aged 16 to 24 were not in education, employment or training (NEET).
Pair this stat with the fact that 50% of mental health problems are establish themselves by the age of 14, and 75% by age 24, the barriers that vulnerable young people face become impossible to overcome on their own.
Our Charity partner Step by Step’s services tackle the issues outlined above in a holistic approach:
accommodation | counselling | personal development.
Their three main pillars of work aim to reduce the figures in these national statistics year on year and make genuine changes to young people’s lives.
Last year, Step by Step’s services were instrumental in providing the chance of a brighter future to 1,091 vulnerable young people.
From these young people, Step by Step prevented homelessness for over 460; 96% of these making positive progress towards independent living, breaking the cycle of homelessness for good.
Together. Step by Step, and for every step.
See Step by Step’s blog here.
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