The Putting Down Roots for Young People (PDRYP) project was run from 2016 to 2020 by St Mungo’s in London, Bristol and Oxford. The project worked with young people who had experienced homelessness, were experiencing homelessness or who were at increased risk of homelessness.
223 young people engaged with horticulture training, learnt new skills and gained qualifications. Young people reported improved confidence, less stress, less social isolation and improved enjoyment of being outside.
80% of the young people engaged with PDRYP at the end of the project were successfully supported into move-on options for their next steps including further education, training, volunteering and employment.
Loren took part in the project, you can read about her incredible journey in her blog and read the project evaluation report here.