Care & Support
We aim to offer a range of services for young people in recognition of the fact that, for many, their life experiences include attachment and/or trauma related difficulties that impact upon their capacity to positively engage with services and choose positive outcomes in Independent living.
Our staff provide support for young people aged 15 to 26 years. The support and level of engagement is voluntary and can take place in a range of settings from their homes, education establishments and in the community.
Due to the positive relationships developed, young people are provided with fundamental support and advice, at any time needed.
We have built successful links with external partners, i.e. social work, health care providers, community initiatives, housing and substance misuse services.
Our ethos is to provide young people and young adults with a connection with someone they are comfortable with to support, advise, stimulate and enhance their confidence to live successful lives. We also create safe environments and opportunities for them to share any worries or concerns they may have.
The objective is to support and enable young people to fully participate in their day to day life. Staff will support young people to adapt behaviours, learn and practice social skills whilst making lots of happy memories that will remain with them for a long time. We aim to provide long lasting relationships and support for the young adults so they know that they have someone always there for them at any time. We also work towards agreed outcomes and strategies that will benefit their wellbeing.
The service aims to support young people to achieve their own personal aspirations and:
- a safe space which feels nurturing, warm, happy and safe, where all young people will feel valued, secure and respected
- promote independence through goal-setting, learned strategies and support approaches
- support young people to engage with support services to overcome challenges
- support young people to explore and develop new personal life skills, experiences and explore new and current hobbies and activities
- actively involve and encourage young people to be independent
- develop active partnerships with families and other agencies
- signpost to local support networks
- continue staff development and training to meet changing legislation
- listen to young people
Care and support in action
We support young people to ensure they are offered every opportunity to succeed. Support can include help with:
- Job applications
- College applications
- Interview techniques
- Volunteering opportunities
- Sustaining employment/education
- Working with multi-agencies including SDS, further education, local employers
A young person secured a full-time job in a care home 2 weeks ago after being out of work for sometime. I supported her to hand in the application and drove her to the interview. Once she was offered the post, we went shopping to get clothes for her work and budgeted lunches/travel expenses.Jill, Therapeutic Services Worker
We support young people moving on from care with:
- Housing applications and dealing with local authorities
- Fuel debt management
- Sustaining tenancy
- Managing independent living
- Furnishing a property
We support young adults with a range of services such as assessment, intervention and consultation. This includes:
- Young Adult Development Meetings
- Pathways to Independence reviews
- Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenting Programmes
- CAMHS and Adult Mental Health referrals
- Direct emotional and practical support
The services we provide are tailored to the young person and can include:
- Benefits advice and applications for leaving care grants from local authorities
- Bereavements, loss, birth, relationships, and substance misuse
- Financial support, advocacy, court and lawyer support
- Fitness and mental health
- Food shopping, budgeting and cooking with healthy options
- Support anniversary dates, birthdays, Christmas
- Transition from services/placements
- Emotional daily check-ins
- Build social skills i.e. eating out, ordering food
- Build self esteem, experience positive interactions
Who we are
We offer a range of responsive services that include education, employability, social enterprise, social housing, and access to psychological support.
Who we help
We support children and young people leaving care aged 15 to 26 and provide sector-leading residential and education provision for neurodiverse children and young people aged 5 to 18.
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Support our services
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