Coram’s three-year grant from Deutsche Bank came to an end in early 2013 with the delivery of our final impact report. It outlined the difference the grant had made to the young people Coram helps through our supported housing programme.
With a grant of £275,000 spread over three years, we were able to provide a range of support to help young people move from care or homelessness to independence.
Coram helps young people aged 16 and over, who may have experienced a lifetime living in care, as well as those who are at risk of homelessness. These are some of London’s most vulnerable young people and they need our help. For instance, only 13% of care leavers gain five A*-C GCSE grades compared to around 58% of children from more stable, loving homes.
Coram offers these young people a safe place to live. We also help to build their skills and confidence so that they can overcome the barriers they face. As a result, they can transition more effectively towards independence and success.
One way we achieve success for our young people is by helping them to develop community projects. One such project took place in autumn 2012; a group of our young people secured and distributed bags of essential items, which they distributed to homeless people in the cold winter months before Christmas.
We’re incredibly grateful Deutsche Bank for its essential support.