Five Star

Because young people deserve better


Home for Good is calling on the new government to end the use of boats, caravans and B&Bs for teenagers in care.


During the General Election 2019 campaign, Home for Good launched an open letter calling on the new government to end the use of inappropriate accommodation such as B&Bs, bedsits, caravan parks and canal-boats.

Our latest update – March 2023

In March 2023, the Government announced a ban on all unregulated accommodation for young people in care. Government regulations include an acknowledgement of supported lodgings with regulations designed to enable its flourishing.

For more details, read our article: A step towards stability

An update - March 2022

In November 2021, we published a new report called Brimming with Potential, which makes a compelling case for increased investment in supported lodgings provision for young people in care aged 16+. Building on the work done through our Five Star campaign, this report offers supported lodgings as a solution to the issue of inappropriate accommodation.

Find out more about supported lodgings and read the report here.

January 2020

In November 2019, together with Home for Good, Baroness Sherlock kindly hosted a gathering in the House of Lords whereby a group of experts – including care-experienced advocates – met and discussed ways to end the use of inappropriate accommodation for children in care. Through our learning from this event and following consultation with many others, we have produced an interim report as part of the Five Star campaign which makes recommendations to the Government.


You can read the report here.


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Care investigation: Children housed in caravans and boats - BBC News


Endorsements for Five Star


The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said, “Every young person has the right to safe, secure housing. These vulnerable young people should be provided with a place they can call home, with appropriate support, regardless of their circumstance or background.”

The Bishop of Truro, the Right Revd Philip Mountstephen said, “The mark of a compassionate society must be how well we treat our most vulnerable, young people included. On that measure we are sadly failing.’”

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Media coverage

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