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KIDS
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A secret shopper programme in Islington tackles loneliness by engaging disabled young people in evaluating the inclusivity of local venues and suggesting improvements. Supported through our #iwill fund.

Ideal for All
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Disabled young people co-design and run activities that offer improved social and learning time with peers experiencing similar barriers. This helps to develop new skills and improve mental wellbeing.

Health for All
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Groups of care leavers will come together to develop activities and workshops that build connections. A school group will help prepare young people for life after school and care.

Groundwork North East
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“Northern Navigators” empowers young people previously not in employment, education or training to support their peers to access health, wellbeing and employability services. Young researchers will explore links between youth social action and loneliness. Supported through our #iwill fund.

Gaddum Centre
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Works in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, using music, digital tools and AI to connect young carers and help them discuss their feelings.

Envision
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We’re supporting ‘Community Apprentice’ in Birmingham and across the North West, through the Co-op Academies Trust. Community Apprentice builds young people’s skills and helps them tackle issues they care about through youth social action. Supported through our #iwill fund.

Edward’s Trust
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Building a community of bereaved young people to develop training for employers, schools and colleges, run peer mentoring schemes and provide accessible support to their peers to tackle youth loneliness.

Detached Youth Project
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Delivers outreach work in Rainworth and Blidworth to enhance young people’s work skills and confidence, and encourage them to get involved in volunteering in their community. Supported through our #iwill fund.

DEBRA
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Epidermolysis Bullosa (a rare skin condition) connection groups, supported by young panel members, connect young people to mentoring and peer support. This creates safe places to develop ambitions and discuss difficult topics.

Co-operative College
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Empowers young people in Manchester, Hartlepool and Plymouth to make a difference in their communties. Inspired by co-operative values, they work together, running their own social action projects to address loneliness. Supported through our #iwill fund.