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Believe in Me Lunch

Barnardo’s is delighted to welcome you to the Believe in Me lunch, raising money for our Gap Homes Capital Appeal.

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We are no longer taking bookings for this event, if you wish to make a donation to our Gap Homes Appeal you can do so by getting involved in the Buy a Brick campaign!

Buy a Brick

If you are unable to attend the lunch but would like to make a donation towards our Gap Homes Appeal, you can do so using the donate button below, or send a cheque made payable to 'Barnardo's Scotland'. Please post FAO Jordyn Armstrong, 111 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, EH14 1ED, with a note stating it is for Gap Homes.

To keep you informed of the impact of your donation and to recognise your support we will:

•Invite you to attend a site visit to see the progress of our building work

•Provide a case study on one of the young people who will move into the home and receive wider Barnardo’s support

•With your consent, acknowledge your donation on a virtual wall on our website and at the ‘Believe in Me’ lunch

•With your consent, be named in the ‘Believe in Me’ Lunch event programme as a donor towards the Gap Homes Appeal

•We can provide you with the Gap Homes logo and accompanying text to display on your social media channels & website

For queries or make a donation to our Gap Homes Appeal, please contact Jordyn Armstrong, Event Manager by email on jordyn.armstrong@barnardos.org.uk or phone 0131 446 7021.


About the Gap Homes Capital Appeal

Young people who have been in care have a 50/50 chance of becoming homeless.

Leaving care is a huge milestone in a young person’s life, with the average age being between 16-18 years old. Without suitable accommodation or a support network, it can be extremely challenging for care leavers to obtain employment, education and training. Lack of life skills and resilience can create issues with budgeting, paying bills, resulting in rent arrears and possibly eviction.

Barnardo's has developed an innovative solution to tackle this issue!

Based on over 20 years of experience supporting care leavers, we are building Gap Homes - purpose built houses for young people leaving care, linked to accessible, consistent "wraparound" support from nearby Barnardo's services. These self-contained homes will be available to care leavers for a period of up to two years, where they will receive support for independent living skills such as cooking and budgeting while buidling their confidence, resilience and support network. Our skilled staff will work with young people to enable access to further education, training or paid employment; all while living in a safe home.

Our Gap Homes pilot is an exciting, innovative and long-term response that will support this incredibly vulnerable group of young people to develop the skills to succeed in reaching independence as adults. Each home we build will continue to support young people long into the future.

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