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Supporting young care leavers

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is working with East Anglian children’s charity Break to give young care leavers in Peterborough a positive future.

CKH has provided a three-bedroom home for two young people, with Break support workers helping them gain the skills needed to transition between care and living independently.

“Access to good quality housing is a real problem for young people leaving care: 14% of them sleep rough within their first year and 26% sofa surf,” said Break Chief Executive Officer Rachel Cowdry.

“This home will enable us to provide strong foundations for the future, giving young people access to education, employment and community networks and, importantly, housing.”

CKH Chief Executive, Claire Higgins, added: “Young care leavers face many challenges as they do not have the support networks that so many of us take for granted. This is a fantastic example of partnership working: we can provide housing and Break can give these young people the best start to their adult lives.”