News from May 2021

Our CEO's involvement with CLNM

28th May 2021

As a charity we continually strive to develop what we do and improve the experience of leaving care for young people. As professionals we have views on how this can be done but we also recognise that the greatest insight on how to improve things comes from those that have experienced what we provide.

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Story Future Project

13th May 2021

During May Warwickshire House Project young people are working with Avril (Virtual Reality Director) and Joel (Lecturer in Forensic Psychology) on the StoryFutures Project to explore the development of a digital technology that can support young people leaving care.

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The Big Ask

12th May 2021

The Big Ask is a survey for children and young people aged 4–17 in England. The survey is split into different age groups, so you can fill in a version appropriate for your age. 

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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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