A year ago, the President’s Trust started collaborating with Life Charity in the UK. Life Charity is a non-governmental organisation that has been managing a network of supported accommodation for young homeless pregnant women and mothers across the United Kingdom for more than forty years.
This cooperation started because The President’s Trust was developing a similar project in Malta. In fact, what today is called as Y-Assist is an initiative of The President’s Trust which offers supported accommodation to young mothers between the ages of 18 and 24 who are either expecting a child or has a child under the age of 5 years. As at today, the President’s Trust is already accommodating three young mothers in its first house which opened this summer. This initiative is being run in partnership with the St. Jean Antide Foundation, Malta, which has a wealth of experience working with vulnerable families.
Through the memorandum of understanding being signed today, Life Charity is consolidating its pledge of supporting The President’s Trust on this project, especially in the development of policies and procedures and the development of the technical programmes offered to the young mothers. Such programmes include life skills training in a range of subjects including but not limited to financial literacy and fostering positive relationships.
Through its expertise of over 40 years in the provision of supported accommodation across the United Kingdom, Life Charity is serving as a springboard for the development of The President’s Trust initiative in Malta and will eventually be able to evaluate the progress of its project.
The President’s Trust looks forward to have Life Charity train personnel working on this initiative and to be able to have exchange of ideas and best practices.