20 April 2009
Junior League of London’s New Community Partner Featured in The Guardian
The Guardian is currently running a special that focuses on the trials and tribulations of being young in Britain today. Various articles highlight different groups of young people and the struggles they face in everyday life. We are given a view into (amongst others) the lives of young carers, young mothers and young people with learning disabilities.
Amongst these we are also given a profound insight into the lives of Samia, 19, and Jonny, 18, both homeless and living in London. Both Samia and Jonny have found support and help through the homeless charity – Centrepoint.
Centrepoint has provided Samia, Jonny and countless other people across the capital with tangible support and guidance, giving them a real chance to improve themselves and the opportunity to work towards a brighter future. From temporary or sheltered accommodation to personal development programmes and support into education, Centrepoint is a longstanding charity with a strong reputation that aims to reintegrate homeless people back into society.
The Junior League of London is proud to be associated with Centrepoint and eagerly anticipates the full integration of the recently approved Community Programme ‘Centrepoint’ into the growing JLL Community Programme portfolio.
For the full article follow the link below:
About the Junior League of London
The Junior League of London is a UK registered charity comprised of women committed to promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of London works to break the cycle of poverty through education and employment.
A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and active in London since 1978, the JLL has over 400 volunteer members who provide more than 20,000 hours of service to the community each year through dedicated programmes that support its vision of eliminating poverty and its effects in London. The JLL raises funds through a book for recent arrivals to the capital called Living in London, a holiday shopping bizarre (12-13 November 2009) called Boutique de Noel, a week-long shopping event in the spring (March 2010) called London Spree corporate giving, grants and members’ dues.
To learn more about or donate to the Junior League and its community projects, purchase a copy of Living in London or find out about the JLL’s next New Members’ Course for volunteers – visit www.jll.org.uk or phone the Junior League office on 020 7499 8159.
Registered Charity Number: 1103298 Registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee in England No 5045667
Centrepoint is a 40-year old UK charity that aims to help young homeless reintegrate back into society. Whilst providing accommodation to these young people in the form of hostels, Centrepoint works with each individual over a two year period on a personal development programme and provides support, learning and mentorship throughout their stay in order to help them develop the life skills and confidence required to live independently within UK society.
Centrepoint is a creative, diverse commmunity of unpaid trustees, paid executives and staff, donors,and volunteers. A registered charity and registered social landlord, and a company limited by guarantee, they use various professional advisers.
For more information visit http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/