Young people are now the most likely group of people to be living in poverty. In fact, 17% of the people we helped in 2022/23 were age 25 and under. That’s why we have properties and staff dedicated to helping young people build up their confidence, improve their education and prepare for lifestyles and careers that put their skill sets and knowledge to best use.
At HARP, we offer young people access to:
Confidence boosting activities
Art and music projects
HARP Floating Support Housing
“We aim to help young people by supporting them with any problems they might be experiencing, whilst also giving them the opportunity to learn about budgeting, encouraging them to learn new skills and helping them to take steps crucial towards starting successful careers so that they can move away from homelessness for good.”
Jack is 25 years old and came to HARP in June 2019 after being evicted by his landlord. He had been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, which he used as a coping mechanism after his dad died and resulted in him losing jobs and eventually his home. Whilst at HARP, Jack got back on his feet, started recovery from his addictions and started studying.
After falling out with his mum and staying at a bed & breakfast, Robert found himself on the streets - until he found HARP.
With the help of his keyworker and support sessions, Robert has been taking steps to a new life away from the streets.