GAP Project, our scheme for teenage parents, recently welcomed two VIP guests
Liz Kendall, MP for Leicester West, praised our scheme, which recently won UK-wide recognition in the National Housing Federation’s awards.
Liz, whose constituency includes the Beaumont Leys area where GAP is based, spoke to teenagers and offered help with enquiries about money, housing and childcare. She said: “The young mums and dads I met told me how GAP has helped them do what they want, which is to make a better life for themselves and their children. I am determined to do all I can to support projects like this in future.”
The Chair of the National Housing Federation, Matthew Taylor, visited GAP in December. Mr Taylor said: “The biggest single difference you can make to people’s lives is in the early years. This project gives young parents the support they need to give their children a good start, and encourages young people to study, volunteer and find work.
“The National Housing Federation and housing associations across the country are making the case that by funding projects like this, Housing Related Support is the lowest cost way to get people out of support and into supporting themselves.”