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