Trevone House shortlisted for two national awards

Published
23.08.2021

The county council’s groundbreaking accommodation for young care leavers designed with young people at its heart has been shortlisted for two national awards.

 

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The council is investing £15.5million to provide specialist support and semi-independent accommodation at Trevone House in Gloucester, to help vulnerable young care leavers approaching adulthood to learn the skills they need to live independently.

This groundbreaking initiative, which welcomed its first young people at the start of this year, is a finalist in the ‘Innovation in Children’s Services’ award category at the MJ local government achievement awards, which are held annually to recognise the great work being done by local authorities.

In selecting Trevone House as a finalist, the MJ judges said: “This project impressively showed how to develop a programme based on feedback from young people with care experience, engaging a wide range of stakeholders and demonstrating excellent outcomes.”

MJ Award winners will be announced at a gala luncheon celebration on Friday 17 September 2021 at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

Trevone House has also been shortlisted in the ‘Children’s Services’ category at the LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards 2021, which celebrates excellence in local government.

Winners will be announced at the LGC Awards ceremony on 4 November 2021 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

Cllr Stephen Davies, cabinet member for children’s safeguarding and early years at Gloucestershire County Council said: “I am delighted that our pioneering project to transform Trevone House to provide accommodation for young care leavers is being recognised nationally.

“We have worked hard to make sure that Trevone House provides them with a fantastic home designed with input from young people with experience of care, and which offers all of the specialist support they need to move on to the next stage of their lives. It is wonderful to see the difference it is making.”

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