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Islington Council commits to giving all care leavers 12 months’ free wi-fi in national first
Islington Council commits to giving all care leavers 12 months’ free wi-fi in national first

Posted 18th March 2021

Islington Council has become the first local authority in the country to ensure that all young people leaving care in the borough are provided with wi-fi broadband access at home for the first 12 months they live independently.

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Wolverhampton House Project wins at Children & Young People Now Awards
Wolverhampton House Project wins at Children & Young People Now Awards

Posted 5th March 2021

The City of Wolverhampton Council triumphed in one category and was shortlisted for another at this year's Children & Young People Now Awards.

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Housing scheme for care leavers a first for West Sussex
Housing scheme for care leavers a first for West Sussex

Posted 2nd February 2021

A housing project for young people who have been in care in West Sussex has been given the green light by West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet on 22nd January 2021.

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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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The House Project referenced in Islington Council's Ofsted report!
The House Project referenced in Islington Council's Ofsted report!

Posted 17th April 2020

Islington Council’s Ofsted report published Wednesday 15th April 2020, refers to the House Project!Ofsted has judged that Islington Council’s children’s social care services are “outstanding

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Tia from Islington House Project attends conference as peer researcher
Tia from Islington House Project attends conference as peer researcher

Posted 4th December 2019

Jade Ward from University of York Department of Social Policy and Social Work’s Social Policy Research Unit and two peer researchers, Amy and Tia (from Islington House Project) were invited by Foc...

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Welcome to the House Project Manchester City Council!
Welcome to the House Project Manchester City Council!

Posted 13th September 2019

Young people preparing to leave care in Manchester will get the opportunity to learn new skills and move into their own home through a ground-breaking programme that supports them to live independentl...

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City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet approve Local House Project!
City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet approve Local House Project!

Posted 17th July 2019

Young people preparing to leave care in Wolverhampton will get the opportunity to learn new skills and move into their own home through a ground breaking programme.Wolverhampton’s House Project will...

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Local House Projects invited to the Queen's Garden Party
Local House Projects invited to the Queen's Garden Party

Posted 31st January 2019

Representatives from Doncaster, Rotherham, Warwickshire, Oxford and Islington House Projects have been invited to attend the Queen’s Garden Party later this year, as a mark of thanks for their servi...

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Young People's Annual Conference - Big Film Day!
Young People's Annual Conference - Big Film Day!

Posted 29th January 2019

Young people from House Projects across the country met together for the first time on Saturday 26th January 2019. They shared what ORCHIDS meant to them and worked with Reels in Motion on stage 1 of ...

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Local House Project Warwickshire - The Residential!
Local House Project Warwickshire - The Residential!

Posted 16th January 2019

Warwickshire Local House Project complete their House Project Independence Programme – ‘The Residential’.The young people completed a series of skill based-activities, creating a portfolio of th...

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The evaluation from the Stoke House Project for Phase 1
The evaluation from the Stoke House Project for Phase 1

Posted 9th November 2018

The Stoke-on-Trent House Project (HP) represents a new way of supporting care leavers to take control of their transitions to independent living and to have greater involvement and choice in creating ...

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The Care Leaver Strategy makes reference to the House Project
The Care Leaver Strategy makes reference to the House Project

Posted 9th November 2018

The ‘HOUSE Project’ in Stoke has involved setting up a housing co-operative led by young care leavers using homes owned by the council.See page 25: Keep On Caring – Supporting Young People from...

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The House Project features in CYPNow
The House Project features in CYPNow

Posted 9th November 2018

The House Project takes a ground-breaking approach to enabling young people leaving care to achieve successful independence. We want them to own their own futures.Each House Project is a small, local ...

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Tackling Homelessness - Case Studies

Back in 2018 the Housing Plus Academy Think Tank ran a two day event on ‘Homelessness: A National Scandal’. As part of the response to the event the Housing and Communities team at the London School Of Economics then commenced to look at innovative and collaborative models that successfully prevented homelessness. Given that a significant proportion of the homelessness population have been in care and the approach that the House Project was taking with young people they worked...

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