Berkeley Foundation, Making a Difference

How we make a difference

Our aim is to help young people and their communities across London and the South of England. This section tells you about the projects we invest in.

1. HOMES

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We support charities that tackle the causes of homelessness.

2. JOBS

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We create jobs for young, unemployed and homeless people.

3. SKILLS

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We challenge, energise and train young people for the job market.

4. CARE

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We help people to live positively with illness or disability.

 

HOMES

Berkeley Foundation, Making a Difference, Homes

In England last year, 112,330 households applied to their local authority for homelessness assistance, a 26% rise since 2009/10. 7,851 people were reported rough sleeping in London alone, a 16% rise compared to 2013 and that figure has more than doubled in over 6 years.

Since 2011, the Berkeley Foundation has invested over one million pounds in tackling homelessness. We have worked alongside five housing and homeless charities, funding a helpline, web resources, skills training, housing advisors and research projects. Over a thousand homeless people have been individually supported. Many thousands more have got access to expert advice and information helping them deal with housing problems.