Living in such a small Island, with tight employment and housing regulations we are very much reliant on the children of today growing up to become active, healthy and educated adults, able to support the Islands’ community and economy.
Currently in Jersey, for every elderly person who draws a States of Jersey pension, there are four people in employment to support that funding, but by 2030, this figure will have decreased to two people in paid employment. These are the children and young people of today, and most of whom, without intervention, won’t have the skills or knowledge needed to cook for themselves and will be unable to lead active and healthy lifestyles. In turn they may be unable to support the future economy of Jersey and may very much be themselves dependent on the already stretched Social Security system.
We have around 40 dedicated volunteers without whom we simply wouldn’t be able to operate, but we wanted to share one special lady’s reasons for volunteering with us.
Without your generosity we wouldn’t be able to keep working with families and individuals and educating, supporting and inspiring.