Youths build new skills thanks to Belfast pet service
A dog walking and grooming social enterprise is aiming to make a difference to the lives of young people in Belfast.
It received a £1,000 Social Enterprise Investment Programme grant from the Housing Executive to support charity MACs - who work with children and young people leaving the care system, experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, self-harm or mental health issues - to help them develop a new pet service called Muddy Paws.
Providing training and employment opportunities for 47 young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training, the Muddy Paws project is helping participants to gain a broad range of skills, from business administration to animal handling.
Potential participants can get involved by 02890313163 or via email@example.com.