Homelessness

Our grant programme supports 16 year olds and under who find themselves without a safe place to call home. Please apply to the foundation if you are 16 year olds and under and find yourself in such a situation, or if you are an organisation supporting these young people, as per our grant policies.

 

Coram Chambers Partnership

the7stars Foundation has had the privilege of providing support for a young homeless girl referred to by a local authority in Harrow.

Due to estrangement from her family, she has not attended secondary school and subsequently missed her GCSE exams. Through her own searching, she has found an apprenticeship program to help turn her life around. Within her apprenticeship, she will be able to complete her English and Maths functional skills exams.

Our grant will help her attend the apprenticeship and learn a new skill which will give her a career to strive for and a new purpose in her life. It will also help her afford the appropriate attire and equipment, passport, provisional driving license and work shoes. Having these items will help tremendously and ease the stress of having to afford these items all on her own. The college apprenticeship and funding will allow her to learn new skills to carry on throughout her adult life.


Coram Chambers Partnership

the7stars Foundation has had the opportunity of providing support to the family of two young children referred to us by a South London authority. The family has a young child of school age and due to lack of a washing machine, he is often in school with unclean clothes or off of school due to parents struggling to find areas of support. With our grant, we were able to provide the young family with a washing machine that will bring to them some ease and quality of life.


Coram Chambers Partnership

The foundation has had the privilege of providing support to two brothers from Afghanistan who were trafficked and then rescued from the refugee camp in Calais by the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors. The brothers fled their country after their parents were murdered, and were separated en route, unsure if each other were alive. Now reunited, they are moving into a one bedroom flat and the foundation has provided funding for essential items in their new home.

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Coram

Coram is the UK’s first and longest running children’s charity with over three centuries of work helping hundreds of thousands of children and young people to lead a more safe, healthy and happier life.

Today, Coram work ensures every child has the best possible chance at life whatever their background. Their teams work across London and the entire UK to bring together and support children and young carers using creative therapy, support and expert training.

the7stars Foundation is delighted to fund the Coram project which supported adoptive children who have experienced a traumatic start in their lives. Using creative art and music therapy, the children were enabled to express themselves, as many young children struggle with the more traditional “talk based” therapies. The therapy helps reduce emotional and behavioural difficulties and improving relationships with their adoptive parents. The tools they learn better equips them to respond and adapt to change and improve their ability to express their thoughts and feelings as they grow.

For all children involved, the goal included reducing the negative impact that abuse had on their lives, and particularly focused on achieving the following outcomes:

• Reduced emotional and behavioural difficulties
• Improved relationships with their adoptive parents
• Improved ability to adapt and respond to the challenges and changes in their lives
• Improved ability to express their thoughts and feelings to those around them

“Jenny and Anuschka trustees of the7stars foundation visited Coram, the children’s charity that helps more than a million vulnerable children and young people every year.

Driving pioneering work in adoption, early years and parenting, Coram has developed new approaches to childcare and education, informed by developments in child psychiatry.

the7stars Foundation awarded Coram with a grant in its recent round of funding and went to see how this grant was being put to good use in their ground-breaking art and music therapy, which helps children and young people overcome complex and traumatic backgrounds every day.”

‘It was amazing to see the fantastic work these guys do and the7stars foundation feels truly privileged to be a part of it.’ – Jenny & Anuschka”

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coram.org.uk