Specialist Floating Support and Supported Living Placements (Post 16)
We have been already on the Placements Northwest Care Leavers Tender framework, meeting all the required standards. This enables any Local Authority in the Northwest to make a referral to us, where we can then complete our risk and needs assessment working with all relevant professionals.
We are now developing our services into Yorkshire in 2016 to become a preferred provider across the county with a range of services for LAC and Care Leavers.
We provide a range of cost effective services;
- Floating Support Services (Inspire Social Car Services are already supporting a number of Social Housing Leaving Care Projects)
- Fully Furnished Group Supported Living Accommodation
- Fully Furnished, Solo Supported Living Accommodation
- Support and Accommodation for young people who become homeless
- Specialised Mother and Child Support and Accommodation Packages
- Emergency (Crash Bed) and Planned Placement
- Education and Training
- Offering Support for services user/s with single or multiple complex needs
- 24/7, 365 days on call Support for Service User/s and Support team
Care Leavers Statistics;
- 9,900 young people formally left the care of local authorities in England during 2013.
- 34% of care leavers are NEET (not in employment, education or training) at age 19, compared to 18.2% of the general youth population.
- In 2011 only 14.6% of children who had been looked after for at least a year achieved five good GCSEs including English and maths, compared to 58.1% for non-looked after children.
- 9% of boys (44% of girls) in Young Offender Institutions have previously been ‘looked after’ by a Local Authority.
Inspire Social Care Services Support to Care Leavers
Additional Support Offered
- Sleep In
- Waking Night
- 1:1 and 2:1 Support
- Independent Mentor
Education, Training, Employment
Preparing for independence
At Inspire Social Care Services we believe that young people who are preparing for independence need additional help to increase their chances of being able to successfully live on their own or share with others. Inspire Social Care Services provides an accredited independence programme, which supports care leavers to increase life skills social and emotional development, raising confidence and self esteem.
That’s why we have set up an Independence Training Programme which lasts 10 sessions – some of which are for either a half or full day in their home or at our training facility.
The programme will provide the following areas
- Maintain your tenancy
- Manage your money
- Maintain positive relationships
- Keep yourself safe
- Understand risks about misusing drugs, alcohol and dangerous substances
- Look after your health
- Understand the importance of living with others in the community
- Respect and value yourself
- Find and secure a place on a course or further education
- Help you find and secure employment
Making Progress, Evidencing and Measuring Outcomes (Quality of our Support)
By initially having a small number of private rented properties available, Inspire Community Service can react to placement requests by Local Authorities at very short notice and provide emergency accommodation.
- Safe area assessments working with the local authority and police to ensure all accommodation is suitably located
- Health and Safety Risk Assessments and periodic Checks
- Fire Risk Assessment and Equipment Fitted and periodic Checks
- Gas, Electrical, PAT Certificates
- Paid TV Licence
- Provided with Telephone Communication
- Internet Connection (Referring Authority Request)
- Well furnished and equipped environments
- Dedicated, qualified, experienced and committed staff teams
- CCTV External Support (CSE, Safeguarding related Issues)
- Support mechanisms to assist the safe and effective support of care leavers
- Initial Food and Cleaning Provision Shop
- Utilities, included 16 and 17 years
- First Electrical/Gas Top up for Post 18
The Key Issues We Work With Include
- Attachment difficulties – emotional abuse and neglect
- Child sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Visions, voices and dissociation
- Sexual exploitation
- Sexually harmful behaviours
- Young people who are diagnosed with mental illnesses or emerging personality disorders – associated with the above issues
- Learning difficulties