Midlothian House Project was launched on the 1st July 2020. Through our work with Midlothian Champions Board we are aware that housing support is an area in which care experienced young people would like more support. National statistics also inform us that housing outcomes for care experienced young people are poor. In particular this group of young people are far more likely to experience repeated episodes of homelessness and tenancy breakdowns.

We are delighted to have worked with 40 young people with 65% now in their own permanent properties. Through excellent partnership working with many services our amazing young people have taken the lead to create their forever homes. Our young people are proud to part of community who can share their own successes (and struggles) to help their peers.

Last year at this time, I would never have imagined having my own house and having a good job, the support from Midlothian House project has helped me achieve this Lauren Cohort 2.

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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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