Nationwide’s £50k donation helps young people get their independence

Nationwide has donated almost £50,000 to WYC so young people can develop essential life skills.

The building society, located in the town centre, is supporting the youth charity’s Moving On Up project, a new scheme helping vulnerable people move into their own homes.

Jodie Lyons, mentor co-ordinator at Warrington Youth Club, said: “Moving On Up provides bespoke mentoring support to young people transitioning to independent accommodation.

“It is aimed at developing personal and social skills, as well as practical tools such as budgeting and domestic skills, so they can thrive in their new home.”

The project works closely with Verve Place in Mersey Street, a safe space providing accommodation for those aged between 16 and 25 who are homeless or in vulnerable situations.

Its aim is to give young people purpose and the ability to believe in themselves, while teaching them the skills they need to progress to further education or employment.

Jodie’s work helps to bridge this gap and offers support to young people as they take the next step to independence.

Nationwide Warrington employees will also be offering their own time alongside the mentoring programme, including budgeting help, decorating and household donations.

For further information on our programmes – go to Mentoring