News from February 2022

Help and advice to manage bills

25th February 2022

As the country is recovering from the pandemic, taxes and bills are rising which means the cost of living will be higher. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has lots of support services to help residents with utility bills.

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Care Day 2022 - Together we create community

18th February 2022

The theme of this year’s Care Day fits perfectly with the House Project approach and focus upon community. In October 2021,  the Care Leavers National Movement (CLNM) conference was entirely planned and delivered by young people around the theme of community. Community is important to us all and as CLNM’s Peer Evaluation states 'community can be places or spaces... but most importantly community is formed by a group of people'.

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Digital Poverty Campaign features in CYPNow Digital Divide Article

17th February 2022

The National House Project supports young people leaving care to live independently. Its Care Leavers National Movement is made up of care leavers from local House Projects who meet regularly to come up with new ideas to improve things for young people.

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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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