We’re grateful to Computershare Loan Services and The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) for a generous £40,000 donation. This donation will help us to tackle the root causes of homelessness and improve financial stability among young people.
The donation will fund financial literacy workshop programmes across the country, particularly for those aged 16 to 25 who are without a home or who are at risk of becoming homeless.
Nicola Harwood, our Director of Prevention and Programmes said: “This significant donation will enable us to extend our work with young people to help them escape or avoid homelessness, achieve financial independence and progress into long term education, training or sustainable employment.
“Increasing financial literacy among young people is integral to young people’s independence, health and employability.
“Computershare’s donation will also help support young people to develop the skills and confidence to undertake training for sustainable careers and move away from the dangers of homelessness, especially as they continue to feel the economic impact of the past year.”
Andrew Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Computershare Loan Services, said: “Computershare Loan Services has a proud history of supporting organisations that help improve with financial education or alleviate poverty.
“We’re delighted this year to link up with our sister organisation, The DPS, and combine our efforts to provide significant support to a charity working to help young people, particularly in these challenging times.”
Matt Trevett, Managing Director at The DPS, which is also part of the Computershare Group, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Depaul UK to create a positive, significant impact on the lives of young people, particularly those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
“The DPS has supported charities focused on housing and homelessness regularly over the last seven years, and we hope this donation will help Depaul UK further improve the financial understanding and wellbeing of those who need support.”
We offer financial literacy education as part of our employability programme – Steps to Success. This equips young people with the skills and knowledge they need to secure and maintain meaningful employment, education or training.
We also offers one-to-one sessions to support young people to resolve debt, understand money matters, manage their benefits, and handle other financial difficulties.