New beginnings for over 16s

On Monday 1 April, five Trafford teenagers will move into Daban House - a living facility for care leavers over the age of 16.

The house, which is being delivered in partnership between the Council and Pathways, aims to give young people the opportunity to live in a supportive, nurturing and safe environment while equipping them with the necessary emotional, social, and practical skills required for adult life.

The house has been named Daban in memory of a care leaver who once spent time with Pathways and was recognised for this determination, strength and compassion.

Pathways  is a service commissioned by the Council which is dedicated to delivering support and guidance to young people aged 16 and over who have been looked after or are classed as a ‘child in need’.

Their aim is to close the gap between residential homes/fostering and young people living independently. They do this by providing young people the guidance, knowledge and tools required to progress through transitional living into adulthood, along with the appropriate emotional and financial support.

The launch of Daban House forms part of Pathways and the Council’s determination to provide a better future for Trafford care leavers.

For more information about Pathways visit