JD Foundation: Coming Together with Education Charities

The JD Foundation knows that education is vital to helping young people be the best they can be. It’s something the foundation has been involved in for years and 2020 is no different…

Working with the Salford Foundation and Sport 4 life, the JD Foundation helps these charities help those who need it most. This involves providing support online, helping women struggling to cope with isolation and loneliness and much more.

In this blog post we will look at two charities: The Salford Foundation and Sport 4 Life who are working tirelessly to help everyone they can through this difficult period.

The Salford Foundation

The Salford Foundation was launched over 30 years ago and has been helping people in Greater Manchester and around the North West ever since. They believe that with the ‘right mix of opportunities, relationships and resources, that everyone can reach their full potential.’

These beliefs which the foundation is built upon remain present during the current situation. They are currently offering Remote Learning to those who need it as well as a #DigitalBuddies initiative to provide information for people digitally.

Being stuck inside the house is also something that can be very testing on mental health so TSF is accepting referrals for women in Salford experiencing social isolation and loneliness during this time.

As the situation has developed, The Salford Foundation has monitored it closely and worked with other charities to help in any way they can. They have been working with The Salford Food Bank to deliver food parcels to the doors of those who are most vulnerable.

Sport 4 Life

Youth Employment Charity Sport 4 Life aims to help young people move into reach their potential in education, training and work through sports-themed personal development.  The charity is still working hard to provide the best support they can, and has been working remotely since late March.

They have developed an action plan that involves giving FREE mentoring to schools, helping to provide one-to-one support and structure to pupils (aged 11+), increase self-confidence and improve physical and mental wellbeing.

They are also offering online mentoring through Google Hangouts and other virtual platforms so routine stays as normal as possible. In a bid to stop boredom and keep people active they are offering daily workout routines and encouraging people to get creative while indoors.

If you’d like to speak to Sport 4 Life about how to get potential support, or if you can help them provide support to young people in the community, then you can get in touch on 0121 456 1818.

(Image: @sport4lifeuk)

Although things are very strange RN, there are many charities working day and night, 24/7 to make sure the people who need help the most are still getting it. We want to thank The Salford Foundation, Sport 4 Life and all of the JD Foundation’s charity partners, which are all doing amazing work right now!

You can find out more about Youth Charities and Mental Health Charities in other posts. Check out our dedicated JD Foundation page, where you can find out more and even donate to help charities like these continue doing good things!

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