Wyre Forest Nightstop & Mediation has been awarded a three-year grant of £109,777 from BBC Children in Need to provide a mediation service for young people at risk of homelessness. Through the funding, the project aims to improve young people's relationships with their family, improve their emotional wellbeing and reduce their risk of homelessness.
Judith Ford, CEO at Wyre Forest Nightstop & Mediation, commented on the funding award,
“We are hugely grateful to BBC Children in Need for supporting our mediation programme, which really will go on to positively impact young lives at a time when they need help the most. Mediation has been one of the key tools that we have used with young people and their families to prevent a young person becoming homeless through leaving the family home. Encouraging an open conversation in a safe, impartial space helps young people and their families identify the cause of their dispute and seek to address that through actions outside of the mediation and can be supported by other parts of the Wyre Forest Nightstop service or other partner organisations. Thank you BBC Children in Need.”