Professional Zone

New Belongings Gains New Funding to Support Local Authorities to Develop Leaving Care Services

Posted date: 
21 May 19

 

Coram Voice is looking for local authority partners for an exciting new programme funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Segelman Trust. The New Belongings Programme (NBP) will develop a model for improving support for care leavers based on engagement and involvement of young people as experts in their own experience. The Bright Spots’ Your Life Beyond Care survey will be used alongside a self-assessment tool in the NB to provide a baseline and inform action planning by the participating local authorities and their young people.

The New Belongings programme was initially developed between 2013 and 2016 with funding from the Department for Education and has now found a new home with Coram Voice, who will use the lessons from the previous programme to support local authorities to develop their leaving care services together with their care leavers.

If you have not yet run the Your Life Beyond Care survey in your local authority and you are interested in being one of the eight local authorities partners, please send us your expression of interest or get in touch with linda.briheim-crookall@coramvoice.org.uk if you want to find out more.

Download further Information for Local authorities and expression of interest proforma