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The Housing pilot ‘Post Care Pathways’ for young people leaving care has been recognised in the PowerHousing Academy Scholarship and National Awards, hosted in November 2021.

AnglicareSA were awarded Tenant Engagement and Social Inclusion and Scholarship Award winner and were presented with the inaugural South Australian Child Protection Awards in the ‘Transition to Independence’ category.

Post Care Pathways is a 12-month pilot program, based at community housing apartments in Adelaide’s inner south-west. The program assists young care leavers with reduced rent and supports them to maintain education and employment while establishing independent living skills.

The service provides the young tenants with a range of life skills, including household budgeting, obtaining a driver’s licence, engaging in wellbeing programs and local community initiatives, and enrolling to vote.

Another major focus of Post Care Pathways is to support young tenants in navigating relationships and, where appropriate, safely reconnect with family.

Since the program’s commencement in March of last year, a total of 19 young people have become tenants into the self-contained one-bedroom apartments.