Has the COVID pandemic affected you or a young person you know?
The Layberry Foundation is a Charitable Trust based on a farm at Knockholt and created to improve the life chances and wellbeing of disadvantaged young people. This includes Care leavers, but not exclusively so. We welcome anyone who has had challenging times and those who may be struggling with mental health issues, as well as those who feel isolated and lonely. We are currently working with Sevenoaks District Council, and we are welcoming referrals for young people who have been impacted by the Covid situation, who may have felt or be feeling isolated, who might benefit from a listening ear and a mentor who could help them to join a club or activity and/or visit our tranquil farm setting. This is an opportunity to enjoy being outdoors and meeting some of our animals, which all helps to build confidence and raise self-esteem.
Partnership with Sevenoaks District Council, Young People’s Project.
How the project works
A parent, carer or professional can refer to the project on behalf of a young person. A young person can also make contact themselves.
Young people will be linked with The Layberry Foundation or a local youth hub or group and paired-up with a mentor to help them to grow in confidence and overcome their concerns. If required, access to mental health support will be available from local counselling experts RightMind.
Funding is also available to encourage young people to try something new or to go back to something they enjoyed before the pandemic.
The scheme is being funded by a Kent County Council grant.
Join the project
To put a young person forward for the project, please complete the application form.
Mentoring referral form for young people affected by the pandemic | Sevenoaks District Council
phone: 01959 534000
Text: 07787344802 or Direct message on Facebook or Instagram.