Supporting young adults to independence
Our aim is to offer a warm, safe, friendly environment for our young adults and have welcoming and supportive staff on hand to help them transition to independence. The young adults in our care are encouraged and supported to achieve goals and maintain their hobbies and interests as well as develop their independent living skills. We offer skilled advice and support around all areas of independent living such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, health and housekeeping with the key goal being to promote confidence and competence in all of these areas. All of our staff have full enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and complete a comprehensive Training Induction Programme within 12 weeks of their employment commencing. We are dedicated to continuous professional development for all of our staff and they complete mandatory training courses in first aid, basic health & safety, risk assessment, safeguarding and food hygiene. As well as this all staff are qualified or working towards, as a minimum, Quality care Foundation (QCF) Level 2 Diploma in health and Social care.
We are able to offer respite, short term placements as well as emergency placements. We can also offer support with attending meetings at places such as:
“Well I’m married now and when I had my baby, it was the first place I took my baby. I knew they would be so proud of me”
A2C will endeavour to identify with the aspirations, concerns and challenges faced by the young adults we work with.
A2C have developed a well-earned reputation with commissioners and professionals for perseverance and tenacity when providing support to looked after young adults in their preparation for independence. This, succinctly summed up as ‘going the extra mile’, is at the heart of our service development.
A2C works in partnership with the young adults who work with commissioners, social workers, education and health, family and all relevant professionals.
A2C will seek to empower the young adults it works with through life skills, passing over of knowledge and support around difficult issues and choices in relation to their lives.
A2C will strive to understand the individual needs of the young adults we work with and be driven by a desire to help. This will be demonstrated by our actions and behaviours.
A2C will be open and straight forward in its communication with the young adults we work with staff and professionals involved in order to ensure the quality of care, transparency and honesty underpin all our actions.