Individual Supported Living

The property will not have 24/7 staffing, but young people are given contact numbers they can call (including out of hours), so that a support helpline and emergency call out service are available 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Each young person will receive a minimum of 5 hours support per week, with additional hours provided where an assessment of the young person’s needs requires this (agreed in conjunction with the Social Worker/Personal Advisor).

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Aims & Objectives

Support hours will be utilised to address the specific needs of the individual young person, but could include focused work to:

  • Increase safety and reduce risks (e.g. involvement in crime/gang activity, risks of exploitation)
  • Improve physical and/or mental health
  • Access and engage in suitable education, training and employment opportunities
  • Access local community activities and groups
  • Engage with specialist services that can help address a particular need (e.g. substance misuse services)
  • Develop independence skills, helping the young person build confidence and skills to live independently
  • The number of support hours can be stepped down/reduced at an appropriate pace (as agreed with the young person and Local Authority), allowing the young person to work towards independent living once our service ends.

Working in partnership

Our Support Workers work in partnership with relevant partner agencies to ensure coordinated support that addresses the young person’s range of needs. Examples include Youth Justice Service, CAMHS, Health, education and employment providers, specialist substance misuse services, and local community sector organisations. We maintain ongoing communication to ensure appropriate information is shared (in accordance with GDPR), avoiding duplication and ensuring all agencies are working to achieve shared outcomes for the young person.

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