Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21

Forum Member, Jonathan Stanley, 16/04/2014 Research consistently shows that leaving care before a young person is ready for independence tends to lead to poor outcomes. “Readiness” is the ability of looked after young people and care leavers to care effectively for themselves, and it covers a range of important, developmental areas: secure, positive social &Continue reading “Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21”

Life story approaches and relationships within residential child care: A practice reflection

Abstract Residential child care creates a world of opportunity. It is unique and dynamic and often helps shape and direct the future for many children and young people.  Relationships are key, they are multi-layered and adaptable, moulding to the children/young people and their individual needs.The use of daily life events,the rhythms, rituals and routines ofContinue reading “Life story approaches and relationships within residential child care: A practice reflection”

Homeshare Partnership Programme Evaluation

Research published in May 2018 by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales and the Big Lottery Fund, revealed how intergenerational homesharing can help reduce loneliness and isolation, improve wellbeing and address the lack of affordable housing options. The homeshare model is based on trust and friendship, allowing people to ‘live well’ within their chosenContinue reading “Homeshare Partnership Programme Evaluation”

Provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be homeless and/or require accommodation

Statutory guidance on the provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year old young people who may be homeless and/or require accommodation.  Details This guidance has been issued jointly by the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. It revises the guidance that was issued inContinue reading “Provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be homeless and/or require accommodation”

Two major housing challenges: One intergenerational solution

Housing is a problem for both young and old There is a shortage of homes in the country and, even more, there is a shortage of homes that local people can afford to rent, let alone to buy. At the same time we live in a country with an increasingly elderly population and a youngerContinue reading “Two major housing challenges: One intergenerational solution”

ICHA Commissioning Handbook 2016

residentialforum: The Independent Children’s Homes Association handbook includes messages from the CEO and Chairperson plus the code of practice and mission statement along with a full directory of members in England and Wales. CONTACT: email admin@icha.org.uk or telephone 07794 779893 ICHA Commissioning Handbook 2016