Hope UK

Equipping young people to make drug-free choices.

Hope UK is a national drug education charity, addressing drug use issues amongst young people. We aim to equip young people to make drug-free choices, building their resilience by helping them to develop essential life skills such as independent decision making and peer resistance.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1044475)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£4,200

Donations

20

Championed by The Together Fund

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Although the lockdown kept many young people indoors, drug use and the criminal exploitative use of young people in county lines continued. The ONS identified that drug crime was up by 44% during lockdown. While this is partly due to police having time to focus on drug crime, the officer in charge of overseeing Merseyside Police’s response to county lines has expressed concern that a potential recession and high unemployment would make it easier for criminal gangs to recruit young people.

Solution

We will provide high-quality drug education to young people under 25. Our drug education workshops include drug effects and dangers, the law relating to drugs, and understanding related issues. For example, we help young people recognise grooming that may lead to involvement in county lines. We also focus on building their resilience, allowing them to develop life skills, peer resistance, confidence building and independent decision making.