Council pledges £2m to support young people

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MORE than £2m has been pledged by a council to support vulnerable young people to become more independent, gain employment and avoid eviction and homelessness.

Hampshire County Council will fund accommodation and support for young people to gain life and work skills, through seven organisations.

Keith Mans, deputy council leader, said: ‘We have a commitment and a duty of care for those in our communities who are vulnerable and need help and protection and we take that very seriously.

‘We want to do the very best we can for those who have had a difficult start in life and support them as they make the transition to living independently, as young adults.

‘With professional and caring support, our aspiration for those young people is that they can go on to live safely, comfortably and happily in a home of their own.’