CBRE to raise more than £500,000 for charity Action for Children
Property firm, which operates a major base in Liverpool, says the partnership will focus on helping young people entering and leaving the care system, as well as supporting foster families
Commercial property firm CBRE has announced a two-year partnership with charity Action for Children after successfully being chosen through the company’s UK staff vote.
CBRE, which operates a major base in Liverpool, says the partnership will focus on helping young people entering and leaving the care system, as well as supporting foster families to create successful home environments.
Over the next two years a fund-raising target of more than £500,000 has been set with the aim of helping around 700 children and young people in care throughout the UK, as well as their foster families.
Evidence has shown that a lack of support when young people leave the care system, aged 18, and move into independent living means they are statistically more likely to become homeless or drop out of education or employment.
Nick Jones, managing director of fundraising, communications and policy at Action for Children, said: “With the money raised through working with CBRE we will provide specialist workers across the UK to help foster children make the move from the safety of care to independent living.
“Our team will guide and support young people, helping to source accommodation, emotional support, shaping their ambitions and setting goals for potential employment, education and training opportunities.”.
The charity will also use the funds to develop a digital handbook for foster parents to help prevent placements breaking down and give foster parents the support they need in an easy and accessible manner.