Housing association gives youth project in Brent £10,000
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A2 Dominion donates five-figure sum to Willesden Hostel
A Willesden project for young people has been given £10,000 by a housing association.
A2Dominion donated the sum to Willesden Hostel, which provides accommodation and specialist services to 16 to 25-year-olds.
In Willesden Lane, the hostel offers emergency and long-term accommodation and is managed by charity Depaul UK, the largest youth homelessness charity in the country.
Many of the 34 residents in the hostel have experienced trauma in their lives and may have complex needs affecting their health, wellbeing and employability.
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The funding was awarded through A2Dominion’s charitable donations fund.
Terry Webb, project manager at Willesden Hostel, said: “The donation from A2Dominion will be used to help us deliver even better services for our young residents.
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“Our volunteers play an important role in supporting residents with things such as CV writing, finding training opportunities and learning how to cook.”
In addition to providing accommodation, staff at the hostel work closely with residents to develop practical life skills, address emotional issues, gain a better understanding of health, sexuality and relationships, and access education, training and employment.
Kathryn Bull, A2Dominion’s executive director (corporate services), said of the donation: “This funding will support the vital work of staff and volunteers at Willesden Hostel who make a massive difference to the lives of many young people each year.”