News from June 2022

West Sussex House Project are recruiting!

27th June 2022

West Sussex House Project are recruiting for the Project Lead and Facilitator posts! These are new and exciting posts working with the National House Project in West Sussex. The West Sussex approach puts the child first. They work with children, families, communities, our partners and schools in a restorative, strength-based way. Strong relationships are at the heart of what we do.

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Valpak becomes Coventry House Project partner

15th June 2022

Valpak is supporting 16 and 17-year-old care leavers with work advice and donations to help them get started. The Coventry House Project, which launched in 2021, is one of 16 projects across England and Scotland that make up the wider National House Project. The national scheme is working with 380 young people and has helped 240 young people make the transition to living in wider society.

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Warwickshire care leavers share their journey into their new homes

10th June 2022

Commissioned by Warwickshire County Council, The Warwickshire House Project supports young people leaving care move into their own homes and live independently.

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CYPNow - NHP Supports Care Leaver Apprentices
CYPNow - NHP Supports Care Leaver Apprentices

The National House Project (NHP) has been hosting apprentices since 2021. The organisation, which was incorporated as a charity in 2018, works with local authorities that have set up their own Local House Project (LHP), a scheme that helps young people leave care in a planned and supported way. Young people, both in and leaving care, are brought together in groups to create their first homes, learn new skills and join a long-term community of support that can develop pathways into education, employment and training. With 17 LHPs established across England, involving more than 700 young people, around half of these local projects provide apprenticeships as part of their offer, explains Sue Hammersley, director of NHP. There have been three young people so far that have undertaken an apprenticeship with NHP. Hammersley says all apprenticeships offered at NHP and across the LHPs are business administrative roles, although one project in Oxford has offered a participation apprenticeship after linking in with a local college.

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House Projects in Scotland event - March 2024
House Projects in Scotland event - March 2024

We were delighted to be joined by Natalie Don, The Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise, Fraser McKinlay, CEO of The Promise Scotland and Heather Coady, an Independent Consultant, who share a passion and commitment to changing the system for people in, and leaving, care in Scotland. Not only did they address the conference but they got to hear from Local House Project staff and young people on how they are working together to improve the way in which young people leave care and how this meets the commitments made in The Promise in 2020.   

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Newsletter January 2024
Newsletter January 2024

Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year? Our last newsletter covered the first half of 2023, so we are taking this opportunity to share all the fantastic things that we have been up to in the second half of the year and what we have coming up in 2024.

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