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It’s not an obvious solution to homelessness – but crowdfunded job training is helping many move from hostel to home.
For Christianah, 2020 offers the potential of a better life for her and her two-year-old daughter; one of financial stability without the threat of eviction hanging over them. Christianah, a 31-year-old former care home worker has just enrolled on a course that by the end of the year will see her qualify as a dental nurse, double her salary and open the way for more lucrative opportunities. “I am so excited to be training for a career that could finally allow me to earn enough to pay off my debts and give me and my daughter a more stable future,” she says.