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15 June 2021

Merchant Taylors' Foundation: Preventing Youth Homelessness

At the beginning of this year, we shared how Merchant Taylors' Foundation is working to prevent youth homelessness. Working with national charity Depaul on a London-based programme, the Foundation's extraordinary grant of £100,000 (the largest the Foundation has made to date) will fund a full-time family mediation worker as well as a full-time education worker.

Together, these positions will develop resources and toolkits that will help fellow professionals to better support families in crisis, as well as working directly with individual schools to better pick up on signs that students are struggling and may be at risk of being made homeless. Through prevention – and early intervention – our aim is to ensure that more young people can have a brighter future.

In the video below, Head of Prevention and Programmes, Mark Robinson, updates us on the programme so far and its specifics.

Find out more about the grant and how we will prevent young people from becoming homeless either through the article below or on Depaul's website.

If you would like to support Merchant Taylors' Foundation, you can download a Giving Form here or, to find out more about our work, please contact us here.

We look forward to hosting Depaul for a panel discussion Taylors' Talk on Merchant Taylors' Foundation and youth homelessness, in September.
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