News from January 2023

What has been going in Midlothian!!!

31st January 2023

You have missed it all.

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Lancashire House Project mentioned in Ofsted report

26th January 2023

"Children in care who are moving towards adulthood are supported to prepare for greater independence. The local authority has invested in a bespoke housing project for children leaving care, to offer them extensive support in setting up home for the first time. A small number of children have started on this scheme, which offers a wraparound service, including therapeutic and peer support, so that they have the best opportunity to succeed in their new homes. While at an early stage of implementation, the project is showing positive signs of addressing care leavers’ needs in a holistic way.”

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Newsletter January 2023

21st January 2023

Happy New Year! Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023. We hope you enjoy reading about what we have been up to over the past few months and what's going on in 2023. A huge thank you to staff & young people who have continued to excel since the last newsletter in July 2022. We are excited about what the New Year will bring; improved opportunities and outcomes, more young people in their own homes, new ways of working and new projects!

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Latest News

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Recent News

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