Evaluation of the ‘Home and Belonging’ initiative
The £3 million ‘Home and Belonging’ initiative was devised by the Life Changes Trust to provide an opportunity for housing providers, local authorities and other creative professionals to re-imagine what a fulfilling future can look like for a care experienced person, based around a safe, welcoming and personal space – their home.
Eleven innovative projects across Scotland have received funding from the Life Changes Trust for a three-year period. All of the projects were designed with care experienced young people using creative approaches, and they will involve young people in their delivery.
The main aims are to help young people to feel a sense of stability and security, and to make sure they are supported to find a strong sense of home and belonging in their own communities. The projects hope to offer young people more choice and agency in relation to where and how they live when they move on from care.
Children in Scotland and Staf (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) have been supporting a group of young people with care experience to design and deliver an evaluation of the Home and Belonging initiative. The evaluation will run from August 2019 to August 2022.
Click here to view the Year One Progress Report (published in October 2020) and see key learning from the initiative so far.
For more information please contact David Mackay, Policy Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org