Helping young people
to fulfil their potential
As part of our ongoing commitment to support vulnerable young people to fulfil their potential, Homesense is proud to be the national partner of The Prince's Trust.
Homesense and TK Maxx, our sister company, have been partners of The Prince’s Trust's Get Into Retail programme since 2014 (2016 for Homesense). Get into Retail is a two to six week course that develops young people’s skills in the retail sector. We’re proud to have helped over 1000 young people through the Get into Retail programme, with over 70% of them going on to get a job with us.
Homesense is also supporting young people through The Prince’s Trust’s Achieve programme, a personal development course aimed to re-engage 13 to 19-year-olds with education. The programme helps young people who are at risk of underachieving at school or college to engage with and succeed in their education.
Over £600k has been raised since Homesense's national charity partnership with The Prince's Trust began in 2016. With our customers help, we’re supporting over 1900 young people in our local communities to develop the skills and confidence to engage and succeed in education.
Homesense and TK Maxx are proud sponsors of the Prince’s Trust Awards 2020/21 for the fifth year running. The awards recognise young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local communities, as well as people who have played a part in supporting the work of The Trust.
Obviously this year has been a little different but one thing that hasn’t changed is the incredible things that young people have achieved. And we couldn’t let a year go by without celebrating that! The national awards event took place virtually in March 2021 – watch the star-studded celebration here.
Meet Levi. He was adopted from a young age and moved to an education support centre during his teens, due to troubles at school. This is where he started on the Achieve programme. Since then, Levi has obtained his Level 1 Award, mentored other young people, taken his GCSEs and is now applying for apprenticeships. He shares, ‘The Prince’s Trust became my safe haven. Life’s more manageable when you have people around who you can trust’.
The Prince's Trust - registered charity: England and Wales 1079675 and Scotland SC041198