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About Project Hope

In January 2023, the West Yorkshire ICB were successful in securing a NHSE bid to become one of just ten ICB pathfinders across the UK. By becoming a pathfinder, we aim to build on existing practice to enable care leavers between the ages of 16 and 25 within West Yorkshire to access career opportunities across the Health and Care Sector and harness the young talent and potential that lies within the care experienced community.

We will be working in collaboration with a range of local and national partners to develop and shape the approach needed, that will see 250 care leavers across the country access employment, education and training opportunities in service by 2024. This is in line with the commitment of the Care Leaver Covenant.

Across the West Yorkshire ICB, we have an ambition to close the gaps in health and wellbeing outcomes for all children and young people across West Yorkshire, no matter where they were born, where they live, their life experiences or where they go to school.

Expectations of placement providers 

Expectations and commitment requirements have been outlined in the document below to ensure that the placement is a suitable environment for a care experienced young person to be introduced to and work within on a 6-month paid placement. These expectations aim to support the manager, who will be the individuals main contact during the placement, as well as supporting the individual to gain on-the-job skills and knowledge.

Download the expression of interest application form here 

Please submit expression of interest forms to no later than Monday 18 September 2023. If you have any further questions, please contact the Children, Young People and Families team via