Midlothian House Project is a Local House Project (LHP). All LHP's are members of the National House Project. House Projects support young people leaving care to create their own homes and live connected and fulfilling lives.

House Projects are co-designed with young people. They work together to develop relationships and learn skills that enable them to live successful adult lives. They have a choice in where they live and are involved in getting their property ready to become their home. Midlothian House Project is represented by young people at the Care Leavers National Movement (CLNM) to ensure that a young person’s voice is at the heart of all decision making. They are joined by representatives from all other LHPs.

Life Changes Trust

We were delighted to receive Life Changes Trust Funding, matched with a financial commitment by Midlothian Council to enable us to launch the National House Project framework in Midlothian.

After consultation with the Care Leavers group, Midlothian Council decided that they would incorporate some variations to the National House Project approach to create a Midlothian specific House Project. These include the incorporation of health & wellbeing activities within the project, a focus on transport and safety, the involvement of family and friends, flexibility to allow for shared living if this is what the young person prefers, and the possibility for the facilitators involved within the project to take on a wider coordination role of the professionals involved in the young people’s lives.   

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Midlothian House Project had a visitor
Midlothian House Project had a visitor

Fraser from Promise Scotland.

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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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Energy efficiency workshops