Decision details

Reopening of the Local Housing Related Support and Accommodation Framework for Care Experienced Young People aged 16-25

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


It is anticipated that reopening the Framework will attract new Providers which will continue to support the development of a portfolio of good quality and safe accommodation for Care Leavers and 16 and 17 year old Children in Care within Herefordshire.

The Framework will continue to complement commissioned accommodation and support services for care experienced young people and support the vision and principles of the looked after children and complex needs Placement Sufficiency strategy 2024 - 2029. The placements will be led by the needs of the young people to achieve positive outcomes.

An enhanced local offer of appropriate accommodation will allow vulnerable young people to remain close to their local connections and ensure they receive the support and opportunities to successfully transition into adulthood, whilst providing a cost effective service in county. The Framework focuses on Providers able to offer services in Herefordshire to support young people’s continued contact with social and family networks and community participation.

Contact: Darryl Freeman, Corporate Director - Children & Young People Email:

Publication date: 14/09/2023

Date of decision: 06/09/2023

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