The Stockport and Tameside House Project is part of a national charity that supports local authorities across the UK, to ensure young people leave care in a supported and meaningful way.
The House Project takes a ground breaking approach through its commitment to young peoples ownership to enable those leaving care to lead successful lives.
The project was co-designed with young people from the start and works on co-operative principles through which adults and young people in and leaving care work together to create their first homes, build a long term community of support and develop pathways into education, employment and training.
We run weekly sessions on a Monday evening to equip young people with necessary independent skills needed to successfully transition into their own homes. We also see them during 1-2-1 visits, where we can support them with their education and employment needs.
As part of the project they go on a residential to build on the relationships they have established in the group sessions and the sense of community and support for each other, going forward.