Accumulate is charity which provides creative workshops to young people who are homeless and living in hostels and temporary accommodation in London. Their participants are feeling especially vulnerable and lonely at the moment, with no family around them and isolated in single hostel rooms.
In order to overturn this, they are purchasing and sending out weekly art kits, digital training and creative challenges to them to do. These activities keep them motivated, engaged and connected and prevents boredom which can so easily turn into substance abuse, anti social behaviour and spiralling depression. Each art kit costs £10 and will last each participant a few weeks.
It is a simple solution but Accumulate have had incredible positive feedback so far with participants sharing their artwork digitally and mutually supporting each other. They are now experiencing increasing demand for them to step up provision and send out more art kits and digital training to hostel residents which will enable more homeless people to become involved and so improve their mental health and well being at this critical time.
Your support will help keep at-risk young people motivated, engaged and connected during this time.