The Care Leavers National Movement (CLNM) is made up of care leavers from Local House Projects across the country. They use their skills as expert advisers to develop Local House Projects and improve outcomes for all young people leaving care.

Established as a Steering Group in 2017, CLNM launched at the NHP conference in 2019. CLNM works with the NHP to develop and implement a programme of support that enables young people leaving care to live connected and fulfilling lives.


CLNM has 4 objectives:

1. To highlight success – to inspire, inform and influence

2. To test new ideas designed by young people

3. To raise challenges to improve things for young people

4. To peer evaluate all Local House Projects and make recommendations for improvement

Peer Evaluation

Young People from CLNM Peer evaluate LHPs every two years and work on the recommendations in the intervening years.


Our key findings
  • Young People feel positive about their House Project

  • The House Project supports the mental health and wellbeing of young people

  • Young People feel a sense of ownership over their House Project

  • The House Project is effective at building a sense of community

  • The House Project staff are key in supporting young people

  • The House Project expands young people’s goals past a house

  • Young People already feel independent but need support

Find out more

What do I do?
Joining a House Project

Being part of a House Project gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to create your own home and lead a successful life. 

Young People's View
House Project Programme

A web-based programme where young people can upload their journey and reflections on the House Project.

How do I join?

Visit the Care Leavers National Movement website for more details, as well as how they are making a difference.