Services to support young runaways and children
at risk on the streets in Islington, Haringey and Camden are set to get a boost
with funding from Aviva, as part of a collaboration between their charity
partner Railway Children and Barnardo’s.
Alexandra Burke, Railway Children’s first
ambassador, visited her old secondary school Elizabeth Garratt Anderson School,
Donegal Street, Islingtont. Aviva is giving £300,000 funding over the next
three years to extend the existing Barnardo’s Miss U service in Camden. The
funding will also enable similar new services to be set up in Islington and
Haringey, growing the network of on-the-ground support for young runaways
across North London. This is a collaborative multi-agency approach between
corporate partner Aviva, charity partner Railway Children, children’s charity
Barnardo’s and North London local authorities.
This funding is critical to address the lack of
services for young runaways in London and is part of Aviva’s on-going
partnership with Railway Children, the national charity that supports
vulnerable children alone and at risk on the streets.
Private medical insurance news: 20 November 2011