Our semi-independent homes may be staffed with minimal hours up to 24 hours a day. The level of support provided will be determined by the needs of young persons and the support hours may be increased or decreased as required and in consultation with the placing authority.
Our staff team assesses and documents every aspect of the young person’s daily living to establish their level of independence and what areas require support to develop.
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:
Our Floating Support service aims to provide individually-tailored support for those young people in their own homes when they progress into independent living.
This service is available to those young people who reside within our semi-independent house and those living in the community.
The service will also focus on care prevention by working with, and supporting families in difficulty.
We also offer our services to parents with the aim of educating and training those in need – where there are concerns with parenting and lifestyles – to prevent children being placed at risk.
This can include those residing within foster placements and semi-independent placements.
Our Floating Support is tailored in a way that may include: