The House Project is a fantastic innovative project set up to support young people leaving care into accommodation. We work very closely with the young people to identify the learning they need to move out of care and move into their new home. This home becomes a base to become independent and transition into adulthood. The House Project ensures that the young people maintain and sustain their tenancies by developing a community of support around them. We have helped young people; into education, employment and training: to learn to cook a variety of meals: manage budgets by providing financial training and advice, to maintain their housing by providing a range of support and advice.

Child Friendly Warwickshire

The Warwickshire House Project is part of the county council’s ambition to become a child friendly county where all children are at the centre of our communities. Child Friendly Warwickshire ensures children and young people’s voices are heard, they are engaged in all aspects of their lives, and they are empowered to reach their full potential. We can all play a part in this by working together to create a child friendly county where every child has a brighter future. 

Find out more about the child friendly programme here: https://www.childfriendlywarwickshire.co.uk/ 

Warwickshire County Councillor Jeff Morgan, portfolio Holder for Children's Services:

Living alone for the first time is daunting for any of us, but particularly so for care leavers who may not have the support of family members and will embark on this journey at a much earlier age than most young adults. As a result, some young people stay in care for longer than they either need or want to. The Local House Project will enable them to move into their own home while getting support to develop the practical and emotional skills that they need to live independently and to make their house a home. 

Tom, Warwickshire County Council Finance Manager:

The young people presented their journey so far on the project to the Project Board, they really brought the project to life. It helped me understand how the finance and figures are secondary to the impact this project is having 

What do young people think?

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Latest News

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THE HOUSE PROJECT REFERENCED IN CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COUNCIL OFSTED REPORT!
THE HOUSE PROJECT REFERENCED IN CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COUNCIL OFSTED REPORT!

City of Wolverhampton Council Ofsted report published Wednesday 18th May 2022, refers to the House Project! Children's Social Care Services in Wolverhampton have again been rated Good by Ofsted, with inspectors highlighting examples of 'innovative' and 'outstanding' practice.

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Warwickshire House Project wins prestigious award
Warwickshire House Project wins prestigious award

The Warwickshire House Project was delighted to be invited to the High Sheriff’s Awards for 2021/2022 on Thursday 7 April, hosted by the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Lady Min Willoughby de Broke at The Halse Pavillion at Warwick School.

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Young care leavers from Wolverhampton celebrate graduation from House Project
Young care leavers from Wolverhampton celebrate graduation from House Project

Young people in Wolverhampton have celebrated graduating from The House Project, a ground breaking scheme designed to help care leavers move into their own home and forge an independent life.

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