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 residential accommodation alongside therapeutic, vocational and legal support for minors aged 16-18 affected by complex trauma. In a safe and responsive environment we provide 24/7 staff care, a bespoke mentoring programme, creative and technical workshops, sports, cross-cultural and language classes and a variety of person-centred therapies. Our therapeutic integration programme is designed to suit each individual’s needs, choices and interests to best prepare for an independent and self-reliant future with a strong emphasis on trauma and community integration.
Enthum House collaborates and works in consultation with established UK charities and community groups, immigration legal services and Local Authorities’ children services.