Each year, more than 83,000 young people are forced into a cycle of repeat homelessness from which it’s incredibly hard to get out. With rental prices at historic highs and the ever-increasing demand for UK rental properties, finding a place to call home is an enormous challenge for a homeless young person.
Our partnership with YBS aims to support over 700 homeless young people out of supported accommodation and into their own homes. Through rental deposit guarantees and home essential grants, our partnership will provide practical help to young people across the UK who are ready to make that step to live independently.
In addition to fundraising across branches, agencies and Head offices, Yorkshire Building Society are committed to deepening the understanding of homelessness issues and challenging preconceptions surrounding homeless amongst their colleagues, customers and the wider public. End Youth Homelessness will also be working with Yorkshire Building Society to campaign for social and public policy change to address key homelessness issues.
As our biggest, and most strategic, corporate partner to date, Yorkshire Building Society’s support will have a transformational effect on the young people we work with, enabling them to escape homelessness for good.