New Belongings Programme: Final evaluation report (2022)

New Belongings was a three-year programme (2019-2022) delivered by Coram Voice to support eight local authorities in England to better engage their care leavers in service improvements. Though better engagement and involvement of young people as experts in their own experience, the programme aimed to encourage local authorities to improve their support for young care leavers.

The evaluation used a pre- and post- methodology, with data collected at baseline (in 2020) and again at the end of the programme (in 2022). Using a range of evaluation and programme tools, including the Baker and Dixon self-assessment for local authorities, the Your Life Beyond Care survey for care leavers, and interviews with local authorities, this final evaluation reports on the progress made by local authorities in implementing the model and its impact.