We worked with young people to create the first House Project in Stoke-on-Trent. Ten young people worked with a Project Lead and Facilitators to agree how the House Project would operate, the rules that governed the project and how and when they would move into their own houses. They supported each other, challenged each other and understood what they needed from each other.
At the same time they chose which area of the city they wanted to live in and planned how their homes would look. The City Council released ten properties from the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) to the House Project along with the money that they would have spent to get houses ready for the next tenant. Each young person had a budget to manage and completed the work on their house with help from an experienced and skilled trades person.
Many thanks to the original cohort HP10 for designing the national logo.