The Enthum House was inspired by the founders’ volunteering and fundraising work for unaccompanied minors in the Calais Jungle between 2015 – 2016.
This project responds to an identified need of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) arriving in the UK. In partnership with Local Authority care teams we offer unique residential accommodation and therapeutic and legal support for 6 young people aged 16 years and older. In a safe and responsive environment our approach incorporates a variety of therapies, creative and technical workshops, sports, nature reconnection, cross-cultural and language classes. We aspire to create programmes to suit each individual’s needs, choices and interests to best prepare for an independent and self-reliant future with a strong emphasis on community integration.
The experience and evidence gained through the project will enable the Enthum House team to inform the development of a larger centre designed to accommodate around 12-15 UASC. The project will operate for a minimum of 12 months and will then merge with the extended centre or continue operations independently.