Juno Community FAQs
As we're developing our network of not-for-profit, high-quality homes for children and young people across the Liverpool City Region, we...
Juno homes have been designed with and for young people. Since the start of the project, we have been putting the voices of care-experienced young people at the forefront of our thinking. We listened to their ideas on the design of spaces, the local communities they'd like to be a part of and the overall feel of the homes.
As we grow, we will be learning from the young people living in our care and evolving our thinking
to ensure Juno homes are the best they can be.
Care leavers from across the city region shared their views about what needs to fundamentally change in residential care. They told us about the style of the buildings, the teams who worked with them, the openness to the local community and, most importantly, their own personal needs and dreams.
"We want cosy, homely environments that look and feel like a family home."
"I want space to be really mine - safe and personal."
"Let me live in safe neighbourhoods in a home that blends in with the local community."
"I’d like a garden and areas to play and relax."
"I’d like my biological family to come and spend time there too."
"Emotionally intelligent and not afraid to love children."
"Able to do what’s right for us, not just what’s easy or less scary."
"Consistently there, for the long haul."
"Connecting me to other people and places."
"Not distracted by paperwork."
"Part of diverse, committed teams."
It's in a desirable location, close to good schools and amenities.
We've leased the house from a local Charitable Benefit Society with ongoing conversations about the opportunity to purchase.
The building has been refurbished and decorated to feel like home, not an institution. All bedrooms are en-suite and there is plenty of space for socialising and hobbies.
We've had great feedback on the space we created - the overwhelming feeling is "I wish my home looked like this" - exactly what we were hoping to achieve.
We're working on room layouts and design to ensure the spaces are suitable for young people and feel welcoming.
The property will be refurbished and decorated over the summer months.
Juno Wallasey is planned to open at the end of 2023.