About Home & Belonging

Life Changes Trust Care Experienced Young People Programme in partnership with Open Change host a two day event at the Steeple Church in Dundee, marking the launch and first stage of the £4m Home and Belonging Funding Initiative.

It is an opportunity for those interested in applying for this fund, and those with a particular interest in this work to meet a wide range of people, build relationships and start to develop bold and radical proposal ideas. Our key objective is to bring fresh perspectives to this area of work, and build new collaborations.


The Home & Belonging initiative aims to make a significant contribution towards transforming care experienced young people’s experiences as they grow and develop beyond formal care and are supported to find a strong sense of home and belonging in their own communities. This funding initiative has been designed to provide an inspiring opportunity to imagine fulfilling futures for care experienced young people; we will create spaces for people to explore fresh concepts and move beyond existing models of service and support – this event is the start of this process.


The event is structured around a design-led approach, facilitated by the Open Change innovation company. You will experience diverse ideas and new working methods, build new connections and see how a structured innovation process can produce concrete and human-centered results in just 48 hours. By moving through a common innovation process, participants move away from well-trodden paths, building on each other's ideas to take practical, constructive steps towards novel solutions.

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