The House Project approach originated from a conversation between young people and staff in a Local Authority (LA). It has been subsequently developed by two pilot phases as part of the DfE Innovation Programme and the Charity was established to not only support Local House Projects but to gather the learning, codify the fidelity and drive improvements as a learning organisation.
Cambridge University - 2020/21
This study is looking at the effectiveness of the psychological framework that underlies the practice of the National House Project - to understand the context of the National House Project, what happens through practice, and how different practice relates to outcomes for young people.
STAF - Scotland House Projects 2021/22Staf are undertaking a ‘Learning Project’ of the three Life Changes Trust Funded Local House Projects. At the end of this work they will produce three in depth Case Studies (one for each site) which will showcase their work, successes and make recommendations for future practice and development.
Care leaver provision within the LA falls in to the regulatory inspection frameworks conducted by Ofsted and whilst not an evaluation partner we are interested on their feedback of LHPs services that they have inspected.
"The House Project is an innovative and highly valued service that is making a significant difference for care leavers. The service helps young people to build confidence and to make friends for life, through preparation for independence & the provision of secure and affordable accommodation. Young people said to inspectors that being involved in the project makes them feel like they have a family" - Islington Ofsted report 2020
"Those care leavers who have additional needs benefit from involvement with the ‘House project’, which offers properties and intensive ongoing support to help them successfully maintain their tenancies" - Stoke-On-Trent Ofsted Monitoring visit - 2021
"When necessary, intensive support is provided, and some care leavers access a comprehensive pre- and post-tenancy training programme via the National House Project. The House project successfully supports young people to maintain their tenancies and live independently, which is valued by young people" - Warwickshire Ofsted report 2021
"The House Project enables children to gain independence skills, including financial and practical support, through a team approach to testing the young person’s capacity before moving on to permanent accommodation" - Wolverhampton Ofsted report 2022
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