Amber Foundation

Amber Team Leader - Transforming young lives

More than 83,000 young people experience homelessness each year. We provide a safe place to live and 1-2-1 support through our Team Leaders, to help individuals address any issues from their troubled pasts with the aim of helping them into employment and sustainable accommodation.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1051388)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£30,000

Donations

57

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • By working with the Amber Team Leaders, young people gain the skills, confidence and motivation to move-on and become contributing members of society living positive and fulfilling lives that are free from crime.

    — Craig Jones, Policy & Commissioning Lead for Criminal Justice, Surrey PCC

  • We really like being able to lend our skills by helping the residents from Amber think about what employers might be looking for and sharing tips on how to stand out when looking for work.

    — Kirsty Evans, Michelmores

  • By working with the Amber Team Leaders, young people gain the skills, confidence and motivation to move-on and become contributing members of society living positive and fulfilling lives that are free from crime.

    — Craig Jones, Policy & Commissioning Lead for Criminal Justice, Surrey PCC

  • We really like being able to lend our skills by helping the residents from Amber think about what employers might be looking for and sharing tips on how to stand out when looking for work.

    — Kirsty Evans, Michelmores

Situation

We address the complex needs of homeless and unemployed young people, many of whom will be leaving care or prison services and will have experienced problems such as drug and alcohol misuse, mental health issues and low academic achievement. The combination of poor qualifications and high support needs often makes it difficult for homeless young people to find work. Hence, there is a strong correlation between homelessness and unemployment that we aim to address.

Solution

Amber provides homeless young people with a safe place to live but it is the work that Team Leaders do with the residents that really helps them move-on to employment & their own accommodation. The Team Leaders run the Amber programme of support, which focusses on enhancing their confidence & well-being, developing new skills through training & work experience and helping the young people experience new things. With this support, the young people can transform their lives & move on positively.