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West Sussex House Project Launch Report

13th February 2023

A new scheme providing young people leaving care with a safe home and support to live independently has been launched by West Sussex County Council. The first West Sussex House Project will bring together groups of young people up to the age of 25 who are moving out of care and into adulthood.

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Lancashire House Project mentioned in Ofsted report

26th January 2023

"Children in care who are moving towards adulthood are supported to prepare for greater independence. The local authority has invested in a bespoke housing project for children leaving care, to offer them extensive support in setting up home for the first time. A small number of children have started on this scheme, which offers a wraparound service, including therapeutic and peer support, so that they have the best opportunity to succeed in their new homes. While at an early stage of implementation, the project is showing positive signs of addressing care leavers’ needs in a holistic way.”

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The National House Project Annual Report 2021/22

20th December 2022

The National House Project Annual Report 2021/22. "We have achieved so much this year both at an individual level and in the collective approach to developing the work of the Charity and having an influence on the wider leaving care sector." Mark Warr, CEO

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EXIT Study: Toolkit launched!
EXIT Study: Toolkit launched!

Care leavers are set to benefit from a new innovation toolkit designed by Warwick Business School. The Implementation Toolkit helps local authorities, care homes, charities and organisations working in the care sector to implement new ideas that will improve their service without getting stuck with ‘pilotitis’ – ie never seeing the light of day after numerous trials. It has been produced as part of a four-year research project in collaboration with the Care Leavers Association alongside charities Barnardo’s and the National House Project. So many innovative ideas wither away because of a lack of resource or support, while young people leaving care face the brutal reality of a system that leaves them two and a half times more likely to become a young parent; four times more likely to experience mental health issues; and less likely to achieve academically in school, attend higher education, or be in employment. Graeme Currie, Professor of Public Management said: “Young people leaving care face an extremely difficult transition and are often dealing with the trauma of a desperately challenging childhood.

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IMPACT – Improving Adult Social Care Together
IMPACT – Improving Adult Social Care Together

IMPACT’s objectives fitted well with those of NHP and what we wanted to achieve organisationally in order to provide a positive environment for young care experienced adults to feel supported and thrive. On this basis we put in a bid to be an IMPACT Demonstrator Site, suggesting that we have Coventry and Fife LHPs as areas of focus to enable us to look at frameworks for both England and Scotland. Our bid was successful, and we look forward to starting this work in September which will run until September 2025.

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Edinburgh Kiltwalk Fundraiser
Edinburgh Kiltwalk Fundraiser

Our next fundraising venture is Edinburgh Kiltwalk. The event will take place on 15 September 2024 and is an opportunity to enjoy a walk around the beautiful city and coastline of Edinburgh. All of the walks start in the city centre and take you around the Capital before finishing up at the Kiltwalk Village in Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium.

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