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Published on 03 August 2020

Homes2Inspire chosen to run Trevone House Semi-Independent facility for Gloucestershire County Council

Homes2Inspire have been successful in bidding to partner Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) for an exciting new facility to provide care and accommodation for vulnerable young people at Trevone House in Gloucester. Homes2inspire have been awarded the contract for 7 years at a value of over £13m.

 

The offer will include support services, as well as accommodation for 19 young people to have their own semi- independent flat. There will also be a well-being suite, which offers young people a place of safety and calm along with two specialist flats for young people needing additional support with their mental health needs.

 

The brand new development has been designed and developed with the needs of Gloucestershire’s young people at its heart. To do this effectively, the council has worked closely with two of its young ambassadors, who have experience of living in care.  The ambassadors were also involved in creating the brief for the rigorous tender process, which saw Homes2inspire secure the contract.

 

This first of it’s kind venture fits with GCC’s ‘Right Placement, First Time’ strategy and is another example of the innovative partnerships being developed for GCC and delivered by Homes2Inspire and the wider Shaw Trust Group.

 

Shaw Trust’s Chief Executive, Chris Luck CB MBE, said of Trevone House: “This innovative project provides the wraparound needed to give care leavers the very best stepping stone to a brighter future in addition to providing specialist support to those needing help at a time of crisis, including improving mental wellbeing.  This ground-breaking approach by Gloucestershire Children’s Services represents the very best in aspiration and practice.  Shaw Trust is proud to be Gloucestershire’s partner in creating and delivering a service to beneficiaries that reflects our values, goals and experience in delivering care to young people; Trevone House has all the hallmarks to be the national model.”

 

This link provides a glimpse of Trevone House and the refurbishment project that is currently underway: https://youtu.be/jMznZZ4KymY

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Author: Mark Gilligan

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Our Education Team
Paul Maginnis - Senior Education Engagement Coordinator

Paul joined Homes2Inspire in June 2016. Prior to joining Homes2Inspire, Paul worked as an employability adviser helping NEET young people into employment, education and training. Paul is a qualified careers adviser has a passion for helping young people fulfil their potential, whether it be academically or vocationally.

Angela Day - Education Engagement Coordinator

Angela has worked in secondary school settings since 2009 working predominately in pastoral management. In this role Angela worked alongside social services, pupil referral units and various alternative provisions. Moving onto a position as Careers and Business Enterprise Coordinator in 2017 Angela qualified as a careers adviser before joining Homes2Inspire in April 2019.

Laura Trow - Education Engagement Coordinator

Laura joined Homes2Inspire in January 2020. Laura has a degree in Youth and Community Development as well as a PGCE in Further Education. Laura has worked with young people for 12 years in different educational settings, including schools, colleges and prisons. Laura’s previous roles have given her experience in pastoral care, IAG and course design and delivery.