PRINCE William is to take part in a cooking lesson at a Sunderland children’s home later this month.
The Duke of Cambridge is a patron of the Centrepoint children’s charity, and is to visit the organisation’s new centre in Dundas Street on Friday November 22.
The building is the charity’s first purpose-built accommodation centre for homeless young people.
His Royal Highness will tour the facilities, take part in a cooking lesson and join a roundtable discussion with young people from Centrepoint and The Prince’s Trust about the link between youth homelessness and employment.
During the visit the Duke will hear how Centrepoint is working together with The Prince’s Trust, the youth charity founded by his father The Prince of Wales, to support under-25s affected by homelessness and unemployment.
The Dundas Street centre can house up to 18 young people at any time. Residents can stay and receive high-level support for up to three months.
The service also offers training facilities to help young people with basic skills such as cooking, and to access further learning opportunities.
The Prince’s Trust and Centrepoint are working in partnership with other charities, and businesses and health professionals across the UK as part of a campaign to ‘End Youth Homelessness.’ The campaign aims to highlight with both politicians and the public the key issues of family mediation, housing and employment in order to help secure 100,000 pledges to end youth homelessness.
For more information visit: www.centrepoint.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/housing/dundas-street