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Evaluation of the ‘Home and Belonging’ initiative

The £3 million ‘Home and Belonging’ initiative was devised by 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.

Twelve innovative projects across Scotland have received funding from Life Changes Trust for a three-year period. All 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 the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum will work with care experienced young people aged 16-26 to design and deliver an overarching evaluation of all twelve projects. The evaluation will run from August 2019 to August 2022 and throughout this period the two project partners and the young people involved in the evaluation will share their learning.

For more information please contact David Mackay, Policy Manager,

Life Changes Trust

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