No Wrong Door
It replaces traditional council-run young people's homes with hubs which combine residential care with fostering.
We have created two hubs, one in Scarborough to serve the east of the county, whilst one in Harrogate serves the west.
Each hub has a dedicated team which includes:
- a life coach who is a clinical psychologist
- communication support worker who is a speech therapist
- two community hub foster families who are part of the professional team
- community high needs supported lodging hosts for 16 and 17-year-olds, staffed by people who are specially trained and are part of the professional team
Every young person in the No Wrong Door programme is given one key worker supported by a single team of trusted and skilled workers. These workers stick with the young person through thick and thin to access the right services at the right time and in the right place to meet their needs.
High needs supported lodgings hosts
To provide supported lodgings support to a young person you will need a spare bedroom and a desire to share your home and family life with them.
Being a supported lodgings host is a challenging but very rewarding job. In return, we provide full training and round-the-clock support. There's also a generous financial allowance of over £300 each week, tax free. You will also have the opportunity to work paid shifts in one of our children's homes.
It's not as hands-on as fostering, so suits people who may be working full or part-time. As a host you are not offering a permanent home, but a stepping stone - somewhere for a young person to stay until they're ready to live on their own.
Hub community families
Hub community families look after young people who need a family, supporting them to help them develop the confidence and skills needed to return to living in a family environment.
They build a relationship with the young person and are always there for them when they need some extra support. Living with a community family can be seen as a stepping stone towards independent living and host families do not necessarily have to be near the two hubs.
Community family carers may also work some shifts in the No Wrong Door hubs, if they choose, giving them the opportunity to develop a bond with the young person before they look after them.
Carers in hub community families benefit from full training to equip them to act as specialist foster carers. They have to register as self-employed so they can receive a generous financial allowance equivalent to an annual salary of £39,000 to £42,000, based on a 52-week placement. They also have the opportunity to do paid shifts in the residential hub.
These opportunities are also available to established foster carers who are looking for a change of role.