A2Dominion donates £10,000 to Depaul UK housing project in Willesden
A2Dominion has donated £10,000 to a project run in Willesden by Depaul UK which provides accommodation and specialist services to 16-25 year olds.
The funding, awarded through A2Dominion’s charitable donations fund, will support the running of Willesden Hostel, which offers emergency and long-term accommodation to young people and is managed by the charity Depaul UK, the largest youth homelessness charity in the country.
Kathryn Bull, A2Dominion’s Executive Director (Corporate Services) said: “We are delighted to make this donation to Depaul UK. 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.
“As a registered housing provider, we recognise the work we do has a social, environmental and economic impact on the people and communities in which we work. Giving back to the wider community is important to us, and through our charitable donations fund we aim to support charities which have a link to the work we do or the areas where we operate.”
Terry Webb, Project Manager at Depaul’s 17-bed Willesden Hostel, said: “The donation from A2Dominion will be used to help us deliver even better services for our young residents. In particular, we’ll be using the funding to help us expand our volunteer programme. Our volunteers play an important role in supporting residents with things such as CV-writing, finding training opportunities and learning how to cook.”
Willesden Hostel, which is based in Willesden Lane, supports around 34 young people each year, many of whom have experienced considerable trauma in their lives and may have complex needs affecting their health, wellbeing and employability.
As well as providing immediate stability in their housing situation, 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.
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The A2Dominion Group is one of the country’s leading providers of high quality housing. It provides over 34,000 homes across London and southern England with thousands in development.
The Group offers a wide range of housing options including affordable rented, temporary, student, sheltered, supported and key worker accommodation. It also has homes for sale and shared ownership through the A2Dominion New Homes brand. Visit www.a2dominion.co.uk/newhomes for more information.