How can young adult carers reach their potential?
Safe and secure foundations
Move On Up provides four properties in east London for 12 young adult carers to use as their first base after leaving the family home.
Living for up to two years as flatmates, building relationships and sharing responsibilities, they are learning key life-skills during their tenancies.
We want them to be able to find their feet, decide what they want for their future and move on into independent living.
Practical support to build the future
The Move On Up team supports housemates to maintain good relationships and communicate effectively, as well as deal with the practicalities of maintaining the tenancies.
We are able to draw on the experience of Quaker Social Action's other projects to provide more individualised support. Using Made of Money's holistic approach, we can help them with practical money management as well as the self-awareness to develop their own financial capability.
Supporting young carers to take control of their own lives
Following the ethos of This Way Up, flatmates decide for themselves what they want to achieve in life. They're able to access life-coaching to set and move towards their own goals. These could range from developing their own interests and social networks to choosing their future career. From there, the team supports them to make the necessary adjustments to progress towards their goals.
We like the idea of shared housing but also the idea of a member of staff looking out for us, supporting us with issues that arise. Someone to call for advice.
- young adult carer