The Connection's Workspace service has provided The Foundation with matched mutual aims of each organisation to help young people achieve more and is proud to have pump primed the initial funding of this service.
The Connection is the largest and busiest day centre for homeless people in London, open every day and night, all year round.
5000 homeless people use its services each year. 30% of their clients are young people aged 16-30. The vast majority have come through the Care system. Since the fall of Lehman Brothers, the number of people using the centre has increased by 20%.
As well as providing basic services including food, showers and shelter, the charity's aim is to get to the root cause of homeless people's problems and help them move into accommodation, training, employment and education.