Comments left in the Your Life Beyond Care survey, reported that a number of care leavers in Stockport did not feel safe where they were living.
In response to the YLBC findings young people were asked more about why they did not feel safe where they lived.
Young people had the idea that ‘Ring’ video doorbells could help. The local authority piloted this – initially with 8 young people so they could see who was approaching their door via their Smartphone.
If young people did not have WIFI or phone this was provided. The cost is just over £100 per young person.
Those taking part completed a survey at the start and end of the 30 day trial – everyone was very positive about the idea. It will now be rolled out and offered to all care leavers signing a tenancy.
Oldham Council are now running a similar scheme.