THE NATIONAL HOUSE PROJECT

The National House Project

Our House Projects up and down the country provide young care leavers with the tools to live independently and successfully in their own homes.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1179743)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,340

Donations

11

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Young care leavers can be at great disadvantage when leaving care. Often being exposed to lack of support and financial insecurity without family to turn to. They often experience isolation, lack of peer support and are more likely to end up experiencing homelessness, unemployment and risk entering the criminal justice system.

Solution

The National House Project works with small groups of young people leaving care together and this peer community supports them to develop the practical and emotional skills that they need to live independently. They work on houses which become their homes to live in for as long as they want. They get expert help and guidance from key workers who deliver a pathway to independence and get an accredited qualification at the end of the programme.