Capstone Partners with St Basils

9th June, 2023

Capstone Foster Care, along with Capstone Care Leavers Trust are proud to be partnering with St Basils.

St Basils is a well-known charity, providing shelter and support for young people who have experienced homelessness. What the public may be unaware of is their outreach programmes, which not only provides shelter but also works towards education and employability.

Their “#YouCan’, which provides young people who live in their supported accommodation with access to online courses and access to apprenticeships and other work opportunities, has been running for a number of years and supports around 400 young people every single year.

Of course, with St Basils being a charity, this brilliant initiative relies on donations to help people. Which is where Capstone comes in.

We have donated refurbished laptops, which will go a long way in enabling and encouraging young people living with the organisation to pursue education and increase employability, aiming for a brighter future.

Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising and Communications at St Basils, said, "we are so grateful to the capstone trust for this support. 

Currently at St Basils, 42% of the young people we support are care experienced. 

These laptops will allow us to provide vital equipment so that young people can engage with training courses online, apply for jobs and, when the time is right, move on into independence.  On behalf of all those who will benefit, thank you."

That is a staggering figure, with so many young homeless people being care experienced, Capstone Care Leavers Trust also stepped forward to support the charitable organisation. With the board of trustees approving a matched priority scheme, meaning applications through St Basils will be treated with the same importance as internal referrals.

Zoe Greenwood, Manager of Capstone Care Leavers Trust, commented, “I went along to St Basils, giving a talk to the outreach team about what we can potentially provide to their young people, whether that is clothing or other essentials they may need in their sheltered accommodation.”

Together we will make a difference to young people, supporting them to build a brighter future.


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