CELCIS has published a qualitative study to examine independent supported accommodation commissioned by local authorities in Scotland.
The study was initiated and undertaken by James Frame with support from CELCIS. James is supporting work within CELCIS in his role as a care experienced consultant, and has a particular interest in improving post-care accommodation and support options for care leavers.
The aim was to undertake a short qualitative study of four independent supported accommodation providers commissioned by local authorities for care experienced young people. The snapshot study also offers personal insight from his own care experience.
The report gives an understanding of the nature of the services studied and support provided; principles, values and approach offered; operational challenges and opportunities; and impact and benefits for young people.
This report is being submitted to the Independent Care Review's The Edges of Care Journey Group to assist with their evidence base on experiences of accommodation support for care leavers. We are publishing this during the Care Experienced Week in Scotland, and Care Leavers' Week.