The Chelsea Foundation recently joined forces with youth homeless charity Centrepoint to help inspire positive change for people experiencing homelessness and social exclusion.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people and provides accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment.
Together with Centrepoint, the Foundation helped to provide workshops and practical sessions to participants over a course of eight weeks with the main focus on both health and well-being and employability.
The workshops consisted of key themes including respect, resilience, responsibility and teamwork while participants also got to take part in a practical session at our Cobham training ground.
Chelsea Foundation London community manager Gareth Davies said: ‘Our initial training programme with Centrepoint has been a great success and we are very much looking forward to growing our relationship to positively influence the lives of these young people through self-development workshop delivery and practical football coaching.’
Jack Badu of Centrepoint said: ‘This was a great opportunity to offer young people a chance to express themselves through the medium of street football in one of the most inspiring football spaces in the world. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Chelsea staff on this and I hope this is the first of many groups moving forward.’