Funding awarded to support the future of Juno
We are delighted to announce a funding award of £250,000 to support the development of Juno’s next home. The funds were raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and awarded by Postcode Innovation Trust.
The Postcode Innovation Trust were presented with information about Juno, their values and their ambitions of changing the children’s residential care sector. Juno is a non-profit organisation that creates loving, caring environments where young people can feel safe and thrive, with trauma-informed practice at the heart of their care model. The funding will go towards developing their third home in the Liverpool City Region, which will allow them to look after up to 12 children from the area across the three Juno homes.
Managing Director Sophie Clarke commented: “Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Juno can continue with our mission of improving access to high-quality residential care in the region. As well as improving outcomes for children in our area, opening a new home will create 13 new jobs, in roles where people will receive good pay, high-quality training and development opportunities that support their future careers. We really value the care profession and want to create meaningful, rewarding jobs that also make a real difference to children’s lives.”
Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Juno are not just building homes. They are creating jobs, giving hope, and transforming the lives of young people in the Liverpool City Region. And it’s great that our players are helping to further this work, enabling more children to have spaces where they feel safe and supported."
Their first home, Juno Oxton, opened earlier this year, with renovations and recruitment underway for their second home, Juno Wallasey. If you are interested in joining the Juno team, please find their vacancies here. If you’d like to support Juno financially or through resources, click here to find ways in which you can do this.