No Wrong Door is a new way of providing support to young people who are within or on the edge of the care system.

It replaces traditional council-run young peoples' 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;
  • A speech therapist;
  • Two community foster families who work out of the hub and are part of the professional team; and
  • Community supported lodging places for 16 and 17-year-olds, again 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.

We are looking for people who think they may have the qualities needed to give young people in No Wrong Door placements the stability, skills and support to manage their transition to adulthood successfully.

To find out more about roles available and the financial and emotional rewards offered in return, see the opportunities below and be inspired.

You can  find out more about fostering in our guide to fostering (pdf / 6 MB).

No Wrong Door opportunities

We are looking for people to provide key paid roles within our innovative No Wrong Door programme; community foster families and community supported lodgings hosts.

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 also work some shifts in the No Wrong Door hubs, 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 £35,000. They also have the opportunity to do shifts in the residential hub, paid at £10.60 per hour.

To provide supported lodgings support to a young person you'll 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, and in return we provide full training and round-the-clock support. There's also a generous financial allowance of £280.23 a week, equivalent to an annual salary of £14,572. You will also have opportunity to work in one of our children's homes, paid at £10.60 per hour.

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.

Contact the No Wrong Door team

If you think that working with the No Wrong Door team and making a real difference to a young person's life might be for you, please contact us.

Janice Nicholson, residential and edge of care service manager
Tel: 01609 535695
Email: nowrongdoor@northyorks.gov.uk