The Bright Spots survey shows that young people need to feel safe and settled where they live, and that where they live should be right for them. Care leavers who feel unsettled are more likely to have low well-being.


Isle of Wight Council asked senior managers to provide more suitable accommodation for care leavers. Young people were involved in the commissioning process.


This piece of work demonstrates that it is possible to involve young people in complex decision-making. For those young people involved they felt listened to and increased confidence.

Future survey findings will show if the accommodation is more suitable and whether young people report feeling safer and more settled.