Pembrokeshire Care Society also known as PATH (Pembrokeshire Action for The Homeless), is today celebrating after being awarded almost £50,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work in ending the cycle of homelessness for young people.
The grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will see a new exciting project of creating ‘Foyers’ throughout Pembrokeshire.
The ‘Foyers’ will provide safe and nurturing places for young people to live, learn and equip them with the skills to lead independent lives. Programmes on offer will include education and skills, financial management and pastoral support. There are many reasons why people face homelessness, our belief is that every person deserves the chance to fulfil their full potential and live independently.
Now based in Market Street, Haverfordwest – PATH began work in 1979 and have developed their services over the years providing a variety of support through three main schemes: Advice and Bond – offering housing advice, debt guidance, crisis intervention and Bond assistance; Supporting People – helping clients become tenancy ready by maximizing income as well as maintaining any future tenancies; Pathway Lettings – assisting clients in searching for affordable accommodation.
Through the ‘Foyer Project’ PATH will further extend the support it offers young people across the region with the long-term vision of enabling them to successfully secure an independent tenancy and successful employment.
Ann Maria – Chair of Trustees says: “We are delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund is supporting this important initiative. Thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to extend our work helping young people lead independent fulfilling lives. This project will also present us with the opportunity to develop joint working with our local partners for the benefit of the young people of Pembrokeshire.
Michael Hooper – Managing Director: We have worked closely with Pembrokeshire County Council and a number of other partners on this project and thank them all for their support. We believe that this will be the springboard for helping ending homelessness for young people in Pembrokeshire.