UASC Trip to Youth Matters Awards

We are very happy to say that the UASC project was picked as a finalist for the Accommodation Project of the Year for Youth Matters!

YMCA took three young people from the project on a day out to the Youth Matters awards in London. The three lads moved into our first UASC supported house, these are located within the community with the aim to successfully integrate young people who have just arrived in the country into the area. This project has grown to support them to live within the community, working to grow independent living skills so they can start to build a future for themselves.

The boys helped us to apply for youth matters award and were so happy when they found out that the project got through to the finals and were able to go to London to the awards! They were supported to go shopping for the trip and enjoyed the experience of going to the Awards Show in London.

Whilst in London they were able to see some of the famous sites it has to offer, including Trafalgar square where they didn’t miss a chance to get a selfie! The evening at the Awards was fantastic; we all sat down for a 3 course meal and had front row seats for the awards ceremony. It was great to see the amazing work YMCA England and Wales does and UASC enjoyed the performances put on by the various YMCA youth projects. Overall, it was a wonderful evening for everyone which was topped off by our Easy Peasy Pods winning an Award. It was a brilliant experience we won’t forget!