St Mungo’s is starting a five year Putting Down Roots project focused on helping vulnerable and homeless young people to create public green spaces. Young people aged 16-24 in London, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire will gain confidence, basic skills and vocational qualifications. The project will work with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to provide structured training in gardening and conservation. It will also work with young people in the wider community who we’ll invite to volunteer at our gardens.
This project will engage 1,774 young people:
400 young homeless people will develop community gardens and gain an OCN-accredited qualification covering gardening and conservation topics, as well as improving their confidence, employability skills and health
Young people from the wider community of schools, colleges, other youth/community groups will also participate in the project through volunteering opportunities
1,374 young people from the wider community will gain a better knowledge and understanding of their environment and improve their wellbeing, confidence and connection to their local community.
Primary counties working in: London, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Bristol