Asylum Seekers/ Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)
We help and support Asylum seekers who have arrived into the UK and are seeking to be officially recognised as refugees. They are some of the most vulnerable people in society and they are often misrepresented in the media.
We help them to navigate the process of being officially recognised a refugees and support them along the way. We signpost asylum seekers to other services that may be of help to them.
- English language classes
- Safe spaces to make new friends or to enjoy a meal
- Places of worship depending on their religious beliefs
- Intergenerational activities.
- Help them access the health services they are entitled to
- One to one mental health support
- Help accessing educational facilities they may be entitled to
The leaving care process can be a challenging and confusing time for many young people. They face some of the biggest challenges when progressing into adulthood and independence. Our services are built around the needs of the young person, and the objectives of their responsible authority, whilst remaining excellent value for money.
All young people placed with us get good quality accommodation. We believe that this, combined with flexible outreach support from our support workers, gives them the best chance of achieving full independence.
Here is how we can help:
- Secure, stable accommodation that meet all legislative requirements and guidelines
- Thorough initial risk and needs assessments, to ensure appropriate matching
- Ensuring that all care leavers have the space and mechanism to input their experiences into achieve their goals.
- Ensure that care leavers have access to the best quality support
- Empowering all care leavers to take control of their own lives
- Ensuring all care leavers voices are heard
- Challenging and changing negative perceptions of the care system and care leavers
- budgeting work
- emotional support and assistance to get into education, training, and employment.
- Personalised support tailored to young people’s needs and Pathway Plans
We understand that suitable housing with the right support is an essential part of overcoming mental health challenges. At our mental health supported living services we believe everyone deserves to live
a safe, happy and meaningful life, where they’re valued, respected, listened to and supported.
Our services are safe and in comfortable environments where residents can rebuild their skills, confidence and independence. All of our houses have their own personality, brought to life by our residents and our teams.
We empower the people we support to live as independently as possible and to overcome their challenges through
- Individual tenancy agreements
- Bespoke and comprehensive support plans
- High-quality accommodation
- Risk management
Learning and/or physical disabilities
People take choosing where to live and who to live with for granted –we understand that having these choices makes you feel in control of your life. We support young people with a learning and/ or physical disability to live how and where they choose in our supported living services.
There are some conditions that mean you are likely to have a learning disability, but will also have other physical or emotional effects.
For many people who want to live independently, getting the right care and support is just as important as finding the right home.
- Community inclusion
- Domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and shopping
- Personal care
- Taking medication
- Managing finances and budgeting
- 24-hour on-call support service for the support team
- Supporting with finding day time activities and employment/voluntary work
- Helping with claiming and managing benefits
- Accessing leisure and social activities
- Maintaining links with family and friends, and establishing new relationships
- Supporting healthy lifestyles
Looked After Children
We always work to improve life opportunities for Looked After Children by providing the stability and support they need to grow and flourish.
We work to support their emotional and physical wellbeing. Many young people have had different and sometimes difficult experiences through their lives. We work with them, and with their support workers, to create plans to help look at their emotional health needs. We also give physical health checks to those under our care.
We strongly believe that these children should have the same life opportunities and chances as their peers with opportunities to build close bonds with their siblings and peers, to do well at school, and to access higher education or rewarding jobs. Our aim is to provide stability and support to enable the young person to build confidence, explore and develop life skills.