Green Light for Innovation Programme

We are delighted to announce that after a year of hard work, negotiations, writing of proposals and development of project plans by the Credo team, the Department for Education (DfE) have confirmed that they are supporting us to deliver our innovative residential migration project through the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.

The new Minister of State for Children and Families, Robert Goodwill MP, made the first public announcement about the project at the annual Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) conference in Manchester.

During the 18-month project, we will work with Hertfordshire County Council and Staffordshire County Council to find specialist foster placements close to home for young disabled people currently living in out-of-area residential care.

Our founding director, Roy Hipkiss, said: "Credo Care is delighted to be included in the innovation programme and we look forward to contributing to successful outcomes for disabled young people. The specialist foster care placement project will provide foster care placements for disabled children and young people in residential care, and in doing so will change their trajectories into adulthood. The personal care offered in the foster placements will improve the quality of their lives immediately, while developing the self-care skills and supportive networks that are so difficult to provide within their residential placements.