Quotes from Young people on the project
I feel as though this is a golden opportunity to learn new skills and become independent as well as taking responsibility.
I feel I have achieved confidence as well as being an important part of the team and take part in all of the activities.
I think it could offer me a lot of things including help being more independent.
It looks like an exciting opportunity enjoying making a house a home.
I think it's a really good idea to allow young people to build an environment they are comfortable with, especially when they're at a stage where they are basically alone.
Young person's voice is at the heart of all decision making
Their collective views and ideas drive the development of all house projects through a platform called Care Leavers National Movement. They meet on a regular basis to share good practice, talk about and find solutions to any challenges they are facing and to suggest new ways of doing things. They work hard, have fun and their views make a real difference to how young people leave care and move to independence.
In 2018 the Housing Plus Academy Think Tank ran a two day event on ‘ Homelessness: A National Scandal.’ As part of the response to the event the Housing and Communities team at the London School Of Economics then commenced to look at innovative and collaborative models that successfully prevented homelessness. Given that a significant proportion of the homelessness population have been in care and the approach that the House Project was taking with young people they worked with the NHP to draw up the following case study that was included in their final report.Read more
Islington Council has become the first local authority in the country to ensure that all young people leaving care in the borough are provided with wi-fi broadband access at home for the first 12 months they live independently.Read more