Working in partnership to support care leavers

At ForHousing we are passionate about making more things possible for more people and believe care leavers should have the same opportunities and support as any other young person.

Since 2017, ForHousing have been providing tenancy skills to young people leaving care and embarking on their journey to independence. In 2020, we took a huge step forward to support those leaving care by committing to the Greater Manchester Housing Provider’s Care Leavers Pledge.

Along with other local landlords we pledged to offer a range of homes, life skills, mentoring and employment and skills to young people leaving care. This built upon how we were already supporting young people, especially those soon to move on from living in care who benefit from additional guidance.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve been doing just that.

“The care leaving pledges put the young person at the heart of everything we’re doing and what we’re trying to achieve. It empowers that young person in making the decisions and us supporting them in the decision making process.” Andy Officer, Housing Support Officer.

Some of the care leavers we’ve supported have shared their journey with us and are happy for us to share their experiences anonymously.

Watch our video to see how we’re delivering on our pledges and working in partnership with Next Steps and Salford City Council to support young people when they leave care.