A multi-agency working group, coordinated by the A Way Home Scotland coalition, has produced guidance and recommendations to make support for care leavers more consistent across Scotland and easier for care providers.
This report was developed to improve the housing journey of care leavers in Scotland and is the result of work between May and September 2019, which included assessment of the problem, ambition, activity, partnerships, and implementation process required for improvement. A multi-agency working group, which includes local authorities, health and social care partnerships, the DWP, homeless organisations and children's charities, was chaired by CELCIS and co-ordinated by the A Way Home Scotland coalition produced the report, which contains key recommendations to make support for care leavers more consistent across Scotland. The working group has engaged closely with the Independent Care Review to ensure recommendations and advice set out in this paper are in line with the direction of travel the Review is taking.
The report sets out evidence-backed next steps to: