Our services include supported accommodation, outreach, tenancy support, therapeutic services, life skills training, key working sessions, accommodation and activities.
We continuously seek to improve and adapt our services and practices in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our young people. We will achieve this goal through continual Quality Assurance, monitoring by the management team and senior members of the staff team, feedback from the staff team, feedback sought from third party agencies, such as leaving care teams etc., and through information given to us at monthly housemate feedback sessions.
As our name implies, our service provision is structured around the principle of partnership working and, as such, its flexibility is designed to accommodate the aims and objectives of individual pathway plans and person centred transition plans (PCTP).
All those with whom we work in partnership; leaving care teams, social services, therapeutic support workers, youth offending team workers, educational support workers, medical support staff, specialist practitioners and professionals. All are encouraged to offer feedback regarding any aspect of our services, and are aware of our “open door” policy regarding feedback, complaints and compliments.
We provide excellent and well maintained supported accommodation for young people, aged between 16 -18. Our projects provide 24-hour professional staff support, who are managed by a qualified management team with extensive experience in working with care leavers and young people.
Outreach support is an additional service offered to both former and non-housemates alike and is available and assessed on an individual basis. Please contact the management team to discuss your individual needs.
We provide tenancy support for young people to ensure they are able to effectively maintain new tenancies, engage in their local communities and continue with their life skills development, by promoting healthy life styles, positive relationships and their individual wellbeing. Our tenancy support includes various aspects, such as, budgeting, payment of utilities, services and taxes, and encouragement to engage positively in their local communities.
A range of counselling and psycho-therapeutic support packages are available to each young person placed with us, at the maximum rate of two sessions per week. Sessions are available both at and away from the Project, either at a practice centre, or if required, in a neutral centre organised by us. For sessions taking place away from the Project, young people are offered the option to be accompanied to any or all sessions by a member of our staff team who can drop them off, wait for the session to end or will, if requested, attend the session with the young person.
An individually, tailor made, fully comprehensive Life Skills Programme designed to cover key areas of development ranging from sexual and mental health, through to budgeting, shopping and cooking, etc. are fundamental aspects of the service we provide to each of the young people placed within our Projects. Each stage of the Programme offers incentive based reflective sessions, which are designed to identify knowledge learned and areas requiring additional work.
Key Working Sessions
Each of our young people are offered weekly, a minimum of two individually, personalised key working sessions. These are selected from their Life Skills Programme, with a report on each session compiled by the member of staff undertaking the session. These sessions may also be utilised to cover a particular issue or a needs led scenario.