Young Parent's Project (Darlington)
Grace Court, Darlington
Court is a joint initiative between Tees Valley
and Darlington Borough Council.
Grace Court opened in March 2004, and is designed for young parents or pregnant women aged between 16-25 years old to enable them to develop life skills to live more independently in the Community.
The Project is managed directly by Tees Valley who provide both the housing management and support services.
The Project consists of six, two bedroom fully furnished apartments with access to a separate communal lounge, laundry and kitchen. Tees Valley staff are available seven days per week between the hours of 9am – 8pm to provide tenancy support. However, there are other agencies at the scheme during the day providing specialist and complementary support to the young parents.
On average we expect to support a young parent for approximately one year. However, this will vary depending on their individual circumstances.
When the time is right, in consultation with the young parent, their support worker will implement the planned ‘move on’. Part of this process will be a gradual withdrawal of support to the point where the young parent is ready for more independent living, usually through our Floating Support Scheme.