For Young People

Supported to leave care with others, you develop friendships, get a home to live in, and have control and choice over your life. Find out more.

For Professionals

Find out how individuals, organisations and businesses support young people to prepare, move in and manage their home. Find out more.

 

Introducing the NATIONAL House Project

Who are we?

The National House Project was incorporated as a charity in August 2018. It provides support and expertise to local authorities around the country to set up and manage Local House Projects so that young people leave care in a planned and supported way.

How do we help young people leaving care?

Young people experience leaving care together and this peer community supports them to develop the practical and emotional skills that they need to live independently. They work on houses which become their homes to live in for as long as they want.

 

Support Us

Corporate Partnerships
Corporate Partnerships

We are passionate about unlocking the potential of young people and improving the way they are prepared and supported to live independently. There is no single solution and we are seeking corporate partners who can contribute in all sorts of ways with the simple goal of making a difference to young people leaving care.

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Fundraise
Do Your Own Fundraising

Fundraising has to be enjoyable so use your interests and hobbies to raise monies. It can be Coffee mornings, bake sales, pub quiz or sponsored walk, run or cycle – or a combination of these and other events! We love hearing about the different ways that people are raising money for us, so please share. 

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Your Legacy
Donate

We appreciate as much or as little as you can give and have provided you with several easy ways you can do this.

Through your donations we can provide opportunities and support to young people leaving care which make a difference to their lives.

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I feel like I am not going out there alone now. That is different to how I felt before the House Project started

- Young Person

Starting earlier is better, by the time I’m 18 I will know it all! If I was not on the House Project, I would have to learn this at 18 with less support

- Rotherham HP

When you first get told that you are moving to live independently, it is really scary; it is the scariest thought in the world

- Young Person

We are normally put into this bubble when in care and you are not really taught about the outside world and then you are shoved into it. It is a massive change coming onto the project and not just been left out in the open or being forced to go out in the big, wide world; they ease you into it and teach you along the way

- Stoke HP

We need pride. Coming from the care system it’s difficult to find something to be proud of.

- Young Person

I’d compare the House Project to a tree; we’ve planted it and we’re growing up. We’re all together and we’re all going up

- Stoke HP

The House Project helps to put warmth around the process of leaving care

- Islington HP

I think it’s a really good idea to allow young people to build an environment they are comfortable with, especially when they’re at a stage where they are basically alone

- Wolverhampton HP

Don't push people away who only have your best interests at heart. The National House Project have my best interests at heart and they could have yours

- Rotherham HP

I just wanna say House Project is one of the best projects I've ever been to. With lovely facilitators and lovely members of the group. We are very proud of it

- Manchester HP

Since having my own house my confidence has grown so much. Its because i'm making my own decisions and learning from them

- Wolverhampton HP

Don't let your past define your future, I'm not

- Rotherham HP

It's a great opportunity for care leavers but it's also an opportunity that regular people don't see, people with regular upbringings, they don't get an opportunity like this, so it's a once in a lifetime thing, really

- Young person

If I was telling another young person about the House Project, I would say that it is a starting point for a brilliant future. The House Project offers young people a roof over your head and they teach life skills to be able to be independent after leaving the structure of fostering to become a care leaver and moving into your own place

- Oxford HP

I always thought I had no one to help but I know I can always come to you guys if there is ever a problem. You always help me

- Doncaster HP

Good life experience & a good chance to improve your independence skills and team skills

- Warwickshire HP

The House project has allowed to feel accepted somewhere without a place of judgement, whilst learning new skills

- Warwickshire HP

 

 

Latest News

				CYPNow Feature Article - Making a house into a home
CYPNow Feature Article - Making a house into a home

Posted 2nd December 2020

The National House Project works with councils to support young people in care to move into their own homes. Jo Stephenson spoke to staff and participants to find out how it works and the difference i...

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				Care leavers’ House Project opens door to education and employment
Care leavers’ House Project opens door to education and employment

Posted 23rd November 2020

Care leavers in Oxfordshire have successfully supported each other into college and employment through an innovative shared housing scheme – the House Project.Their achievements are revealed this we...

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				UPDATE - Keep Care Leavers Connected
UPDATE - Keep Care Leavers Connected

Posted 18th November 2020

On 29th September 2020 The National House Project, Catch 22 and 30 charities and youth organisations came together to develop a campaign to Keep Care Leavers Connected. In an open letter to MPs; Ford,...

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