Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people.
The Berkeley Foundation has been working with Crisis since 2013 and in 2016, we renewed our Strategic Partnership for another three years. Our support focuses on Crisis' Skylight London Employment Services, which help single homeless people into meaningful and sustainable employment. The service provides one-to-one coaching, CV writing, interview and application skills, job brokerage, employment related courses and grants.
Funding from the Berkeley Foundation is expected to help 65 Crisis clients into work in 2017/18, with almost 100 clients supported since our partnership began. 15 Crisis clients have found work within Berkeley Group or its supply chain through the Job Creation Programme, with seven jobs secured in the last year.
The Berkeley Foundation have also teamed up with Crisis on their Private Rented Sector Access Development Scheme, supporting an innovative partnership between New Horizon Youth Centre and Network Homes. This project is testing new ways to help young homeless people access housing in the private sector - often the only accommodation available to them. Since Berkeley's involvement in the project, 17 tenancies have been created with 100% sustainment at the six month mark.