Our placements include 24/7 staffed shared houses for multiple placements, including a female only unit, as well as a variety of standalone flats with floating support and bespoke placements. Our bespoke placements accommodate high risk, vulnerable and challenging young people with one to one support around the clock.
LCS currently deliver
68 Placements across 12 Local Authorities
As of 03/08/2023
Young people placed within our shared houses are provided with a minimum of 5 hours professional support to achieve independence, according to their assessed needs. Support is adjusted according to the changing needs of the young person and can increase or decrease dependant on specific need.
Whilst the young person is within our placement at LCS we deliver a ‘step down’ support package to increase the young person’s skills, giving them greater opportunities towards independence.
We have a robust matching process, so that young people can live safely and happily as a group.
Standalone placements are for young people who might have previously lived in a shared house or received bespoke 24/7 one to one support, but are now part of a stepped down approach. Young people within a standalone placement would be accommodated in a one bedroom flat where they would still receive a minimum of one hours support per week.
Each placement can have high or medium levels of support dependent on the changing needs of the young person. Although we ensure that the young person continues to be supported, a plan would be put in place to gradually reduce support in order to transition a young person from supported accommodation services to their own tenancy within an independent living environment.
We provide intensive 24/7 supported accommodation, which includes bespoke one to one support for particularly complex vulnerable young people.
We understand the clear and proven links between a healthy, active lifestyle and good physical and mental health, which is key to a young person’s chances of living independently.
Our personalised approach allows us to support young people in addition to identifying and addressing their individual needs, challenging risky behaviours and supporting them to access the local community services safely and independently.
Young People’s needs for accommodation and support can change on a daily basis and at LCS we can respond to those emergency placements. These can include young people whose latest placements have broken down, who have been released from custody early, whose lives are at risk due to gang involvement or Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) and young people at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) that might need an immediate move.
LCS would seek to work with the Local Authority to provide accommodation, whether this be in a shared, standalone or bespoke one to one accommodation with 24/7 support.