National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers’ First Year Report
Posted 19th December 2018
The House Project, which was originally funded in round one of the Innovation Programme was set-up to support care leavers to develop positive solutions to housing challenges as they leave care. The project is based on co-operative principles, and is run with and for, ten care leavers aged 16+ at any one time. The project involves the transfer of ten council properties to the project and allowed young people to stay in the property for as long as they wanted.
The House Project was further funded in Round Two of the Innovation Programme to scale up their work by both setting up and supporting projects in five other local authorities (Islington, Oxford, Warwickshire, Rotherham and Doncaster).