Concrete Rose is a charity that has recently started operating in South Cambridgeshire. It is run by Mike Farrington who we at St Andrew's know well because of his work with Romsey Mill and the Shelford & Stapleford Youth Initiative.
Concrete Rose is working to set up a network of 'hosts' who can provide a home and a stable family environment for children and young people aged 16-21. Check out their website here for more information. Essentially hosts need to have a spare room and be willing to open their homes to a young person and provide guidance and support. There is help with set up costs and a weekly remittance to provide financial support. Information for potential hosts is here. Hosts are fully supported by Concrete Rose, with a 24 hour call line and weekly check ins and regular reviews. Each young person is also supported by a designated youth worker. There is a good overview of how the arrangements work here.
"Concrete Rose Collective is a Community Interest Company (CIC) with a determination to both deliver and equip others to provide first-class care and support for the most vulnerable young people across the UK. This encompasses a desire to see a values-driven, therapeutic approach at the forefront of services for young people."