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Helping with the Housing Crisis one Step at a Time

By 23 March 2021March 24th, 2021No Comments

According to the Commons Library, estimates have put the number of new homes needed in England at up to 345,000 per year. The number of new homes created annually has been growing for several years but it is still not enough.

Part of Sourced’s mission is to help tackle the housing crisis by making quality, affordable homes across the UK. Sourced as a network are currently building and developing over £270,000,000 of property across the UK.  From conversions and HMOs to large scale new build developments, the Sourced group are passionate about helping to improve communities and with this in mind have chosen Centrepoint as its 2021 charity of the year.

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, supporting over 14,000 young people every year.

There are lots of reasons why young people become homeless. It can be from relationship breakdowns, because of physical or mental health, exclusion from school, leaving care, gang crime or they may be a refugee.

To kick start their fundraising, a group of the Sourced HQ team and network are taking on the challenge of completing 121,000 steps each, over 10 days in March (20th-29th) in support of Centrepoint’s work to help homeless young people take their first steps out of homelessness.

Centrepoint estimates that 121,000 young people aged 16-25 in the UK are facing homelessness, a statistic made all the more shocking during the crisis we find ourselves in at this time.

With the money we raise for our Move in March challenge, Centrepoint will be able to continue to positively change the lives of so many vulnerable young people across the UK, helping them on the path to a future they deserve.

  • £20 could pay for a first counselling session for a young person, helping to give the support needed to recover from past experiences.
  • £80 could provide a study kit including basic study items, such as stationery, backpack and books to help with their education.
  • £150 could pay for some smart clothes for interviews or their first job.

The Sourced team taking part are from all over the UK and are already stepping up to the challenge (excuse the pun!). In total, the 25 steppers will need to take more than 3,000,000 steps between them! The whole team and network wish them good luck and a big well done. For anyone who’d like to share their support, you can find out more and donate here.