£7,000 has been awarded towards the Youth Resettlement Programme: funding for face-to-face, telephone, email and online advice and information for young Irish people in London and those in Ireland thinking about moving to London offering help on access to housing, benefits, finding accommodation, healthcare, crisis care and employment. Where appropriate LIC will refer young people to organisations able to offer specialist assistance, i.e. mental health.
The London Irish Centre was established in 1956 to serve the welfare and cultural needs of the Irish community in London, especially the disadvantaged. Within the Centre, the Youth Resettlement Project provides vital safety and support for the growing numbers of young Irish people forced to leave Ireland for economic or other reasons offering advice, information, advocacy, referral, counselling and practical help.