Housing Development

Carefree employ a Housing Development Manager, Michelle Collins, who works with young people who are care experienced to improve their housing options.

Michelle has set up a steering group with young people and attends meetings with housing, the Council and other relevant professionals to develop strategies to ensure the development of housing is high on the agenda and to make accommodation more accessible for Care Leavers.

Michelle supports young people to explore how the Local Offer for housing can be improved. Working together to create a Manifesto for Change and increase the number of housing options available to them.

There are 2 main ways to get involved:

Be part of the Steering Group and the voice for young people who are care experienced.


Help to write a ‘Manifesto for Change’ specifically for Care Leavers. This is a document that you explain what you feel needs to change about the system and the support that you currently receive and highlight what is important for you when you leave care.  

Michelle would really value your feedback and input please email or phone her at [email protected] or 07821650612