New Belongings: In Focus

We are today (21 September 2021) launching New Belongings: In Focus, where every month we will be showcasing a case study highlighting work we have done with a local authority to improve outcomes for care leavers in different regions as part of our New Belongings programme.

New Belongings is a three-year programme being delivered by Coram Voice. The programme works with eight local authorities in England, supporting them to engage care leavers in service improvements using a co-production approach. With funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Segelman Trust the programme began in July 2019 and will run until July 2022.

The first case study we are featuring is ‘Stockport Community Hubs’, which is a pilot scheme run in partnership with Stockport Home, where we are linking care leavers to community hubs in order to help them feel settled in their neighbourhoods and financially and practically supported.

The scheme links care leavers to a ‘local pantry’, which is a community food scheme where they can get free food. While there they can also access help from a variety of different volunteers, as well as opportunities to volunteer themselves.

For each case study we will feature a blog and variety of social media content that will be added to throughout the month.

You can follow the campaign on social media using the hashtag #NBInFocus

Find out more about New Belongings

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To see similar case studies to these, take a look our Bright Spots Practice bank