The House Project takes a ground-breaking approach through its commitment to young people’s ownership to enable young people leaving care to lead successful lives.
The Project was co-designed with young people from the start and works on cooperative principles through which adults and young people in and leaving care work together to create their first homes, build a long-term community of support and develop pathways into education, employment and training.
The project began by asking young people ‘what makes a house a home?’
In 2015 the young people in the first LHP shared their views with Edward Timpson, Children’s and Families Minister. They talked about how living a happy life needs more than a physical property. It requires skills, knowledge and confidence to manage a home, positive relationships that make you feel valued and a connection to your community that you contribute to and are supported by.