EMR Group makes £2,000 donation to support local young people

Local metal recycler, EMR Lenwade, continues to partner with our charity to support our Tenancy Support Programme.

Since 2021, EMR Lenwade has collaborated with The Benjamin Foundation. To help individuals combat challenges they may face, our charity offers a number of support services from homelessness and housing support, childcare and emotional wellbeing support.

Each night the Benjamin Foundation accommodates almost 200 young people, equating to over 50,000 nights of safe nights each year. EMR Lenwade have given a £2,000 donation to support young people to manage their own tenancy, facilitating the vital support in providing funds for individuals to purchase essential items and pay bills.

Rachel Hogg of The Benjamin Foundation described the difference this would make: “Our tenancy support service extends the ladder of help provided, enabling young people to transition to and sustain their upward progress towards independent living. With the cost of living crisis and increasing utility costs, we are so grateful to EMR group for their donation, which will enable us to do even more to support local young people to successfully manage and sustain their own tenancies.”

Kevin Ellerbeck, Operations Manager at EMR Lenwade added: “Homelessness is a significant obstacle that more and more young people have to overcome. Without the support of charities like The Benjamin Foundation, they often have nowhere to turn.

“The tenancy programme helps to set the foundations for young people to live independently. It is this vital support that will help them to thrive and enjoy a successful adult life. We can’t wait to see the positive impact that it has.”

The Benjamin Foundation are one of a number of charities, social enterprises, community groups and schools to benefit as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme, an initiative which aims to help young people across the country to build bright futures.

We are so grateful to EMR Group for their continued support. Learn more about their Young Futures Reimagined programme here.

If your business would also like to partner with our charity, please get in touch on [email protected] – we would love to hear from you! 

Quote Marks Left The Benjamin Foundation have helped me gain independence, confidence, self-esteem and I have discovered more about myself. They have given me great opportunities and I am ever so grateful to be a part of it. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I’d be today. Thank you for shaping my life and giving me hope for a future.

Young person supported by our Housing and Homelessness service

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