Global’s Make Some Noise is supporting charities like Move On (Scotland) which have adapted their services to offer young people that have experienced a lack of a stable, supportive and loving family a chance to avoid loneliness and isolation.
The charity pair each young person with a volunteer mentor, who is available to chat and help the young person meet their goals and reach their full potential through mental health and self-esteem issues.
Since coronavirus, any progress that these young people have made in overcoming these challenges and building their confidence and motivation has been set back by their having to stay at home. Move On has worked hard to ensure consistency of mentor sessions by creating virtual sessions including music lessons, cookery and crafts to ensure that any underlying concerns are identified and addressed.
The coronavirus crisis, unfortunately, means that more and more people need access to emergency food. Move On’s FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland service has distributed a record 422 tonnes of food, equivalent to more than one million meal portions, to vulnerable people and families since the start of lockdown.
Move On’s Director of Operations, Jim Burns, said:
“We’re extremely proud to have distributed so much good food to organisations feeding people in need. One million meal portions is an incredible achievement for us, but we won’t stop there.”
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