England – Young people leaving care in Milton Keynes supported by grant from Freemasons


England - Young people leaving care in Milton Keynes supported by grant from Freemasons

(by Suzanne Dilley, MKCitizen, 30 December 2018)

 

Young people leaving the care system in Milton Keynes will be given the support they need, thanks to a grant from Buckinghamshire Freemasons to the charity Volunteering Matters. The £45,000 grant from the Freemasons will fund the award-winning Grandmentors programme, which will see volunteers aged 50 and over trained to provide mentoring for young people leaving care during their transition into adulthood and independence. Every year 10,000 young people over the age of 16 leave care in the UK. More than 60 per cent were taken into care due to abuse or neglect, and many have grown up without the significant personal and developmental benefits of a grandparent figure in their lives. The Grandmentors project is inspired by the accepting and nurturing relationship between a young person and a grandparent. This life changing volunteer programme is already running in six areas across the UK, and has now come to Milton Keynes. The launch event for the project, held at Milton Keynes Civic Chambers, was in partnership with Computer Xplorers Bucks. Attendees got involved in Lego robotics and coding, which…

 

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England - Young people leaving care in Milton Keynes supported by grant from Freemasons

 

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