When your project started
- The Oxfordshire House Project started on the 2nd of July 2018. We held a BBQ not long after to allow young people to meet PEERs and find out about what the House Project is as well as what it provides. Our first cohort was established by November 2018 and in March 2019 we gained our first property in which 3 young people moved in to.
How it will/has helped young people
- The Oxfordshire House Project provides information and guidance around independent living, ensuring consistent support and guidance, building relationships of trust and supporting group members with building confidence and knowledge. We offer an independent tenancy and group sessions to identify and develop the skills needed for independence. The group sessions allow friendships to be formed and a family of support.
How many young people have been through Oxfordshire House Project?
- As of May 2022, we have had a total of 35 young people go through the process of the House Project. The process includes an induction which last 3 and 6 months which involved acquiring further knowledge about life skills and building a strong relationship with peers and staff.
Shauna Kent, Oxfordshire County Council Social Worker:
The House Project is an amazing project aimed at 16/17-year olds. They work really hard to support young people who are looked after into independent living by completing an inclusive, holistic 6-month programme which covers everything someone needs to know before moving into their own home. The staff at the project go above and beyond for the young people involved and I highly recommend.
What do young people think?
Hear what our Young People have to say about their Local House Project
PRESS RELEASE: Cambridge Evaluation Report
The effectiveness of the psychological framework underpinning the House Project approach in supporting young people leaving careRead more
Energy Redress Scheme Update
Care Leavers as Energy Champions updateRead more
West Sussex House Project Launch Report
Project Launch Report from West Sussex CouncilRead more