Last month, five of our team members volunteered to help the charity Herts Young Homeless with their Future Roots project.
We have been keen to volunteer, and when the opportunity arose to help this local charity we saw it as a perfect match. Herts Young Homeless are dedicated to helping prevent homelessness. They do this by education in schools, family mediations, caring for adults all ages with mental health issues and housing needs through to supporting 16-24 years olds in their first homes. Their aim is to empower young people to be able to deal with the difficult situations in their lives, giving them the ability and confidence to ‘do it themselves’ and ultimately find stability.
Whilst they have many projects going on within the charity, we were able to help with one specifically- Future Roots. This project is using a house in Hertfordshire, that will help five vulnerable 18-24 year olds from homelessness to independent living.
By creating a home, with a family feel and having the support and guidance of a live-in support worker this will help them to develop the social skills, confidence, and emotional maturity to live independently. The overall aim it for those leaving Future Roots to be ready to become valuable members of the local community.
The team at BearingNet are helping make this happen, by assisting to transform the garden into a space which will be a special place for young people to enjoy. The team worked hard to create this chilled space and transformed the garden by planting native shrubs and spreading bark chips. There is still plenty of work to be done, but we can’t wait to see the final finished result!
Check out some of the photos:
We are so glad we can give back to our local community and make and difference. We look forward to working with Herts Young Homeless in the future.
If you’d like to find out more about Herts Young Homeless please go to their website