SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE

Our Semi-Independent home is staffed 24 hours a day. The extent of the support provided will be increased or decreased as needed and in consultation with the placing authority to meet individual requirements, especially for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, as some may require additional one on one support.

DEVELOPMENT

Our team assesses and records all aspects of the young person’s daily living to establish their level of independence and what areas they will require additional support in.

We also encourage and support our residents in accessing employment, education and training.

Key-working sessions help young people build up skills in areas that require extra provision until a safe level of independence is achieved and young people can then be supported in the transition to their own home.

There is no timescale for when a young person should be ready for his or her own home. This is done to ensure the young person is ready and prepared before taking this major step in their lives. Over this time, they will be set up with their own bank accounts, passport, benefits and anything else you would expect someone living independently to possess.

When young people are assessed as ready, staff will begin setting them up in their own homes. This will be a slow transition from semi-independence to a home of their choosing.

All young people will receive support with:

– Hygiene routines
– Maintaining a clean and safe living environment
– Food preparation and healthy eating
– Food and grocery shopping and budgeting
– Joining and attending leisure and health activities
– Accessing and registering with health services
– Healthy relationships and safe sexual health
– Education, training or employment
– Family contact
– Taking care of their emotional and mental health
– Religious and cultural needs/preferences
– Reducing substance and alcohol abuse
– Safety and self-harm reduction
– Appropriate conduct and behaviors/reduction of offending behavior
– Managing emergencies
– Socialising and community integration
– Attending appointments
– Independence skills development
– Bill payments, banking, savings and money management
– Obtaining independent accommodation and accessing a tenancy
– Joining the housing register and support with bidding for council properties
– Self-esteem and confidence in order to reach their full potential