An innovative multi-million pound project which will improve support to vulnerable young people was considered by Norfolk County Council’s cabinet in December.
Norfolk’s version of the ‘No Wrong Door’ scheme, which will see an investment of £5M over three years by the Department for Education and additional council investment of £4 million, will help reduce the number of young people coming into care as well as reducing the number of arrests and hospital admissions.
Two children’s residential homes in Breckland and Norwich will be refurbished and improved to convert them into hubs which will sit at the heart of the new service providing wrap around residential and outreach support.
Due to be launched in June 2021, the No Wrong Door model is a non-traditional approach to working with young people experiencing complex journeys. It combines short term residential care placements and edge of care support through a range of specialist and wrap-around services.