Depaul Trust has made a name for itself by working with the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. The charity specialises in working in communities where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness.
Whilst their work with homeless young people continues to be a central part of what they do, they have also developed new services and opened new projects that not only help individual young people but – crucially – whole communities where homeless and anti-social behaviour are rife.
Today Depaul Trust is tackling the issues that are most important to families and communities, specifically:
* Homelessness and social exclusion
* Crime and re-offending
* Drink and drugs dependency
Depaul Trust provides young people and communities with the services that prevent these problems from happening. At the same time, they continue to work with individual young people who have fallen through the safety net and lack the most basic needs, such as somewhere to live and something to eat.