"The catalogue of broken placements that young people in our care have often endured seem to come to an end when they reach Young Foundations"
There are two Young Foundations Transition homes in the North East of England and one in The Midlands. The homes, all with five or six bedrooms, provide residential support for young adults aged between 16 and 25.
They offer placements for young adults at that difficult stage between children's services and moving into their own homes or into adult services. Our transition homes are designed to support vulnerable young adults with or without complex needs or challenging behaviour.
All the homes have comfy communal rooms, learning kitchens, pleasant gardens and dedicated learning spaces. Individuals are encouraged to personalise their own rooms and take pride in the shared spaces.
The environment offers a place where young adults can build and maintain positive relationships and achieve personal goals.
Each of the homes offer a safe environment for vulnerable young adults where they are encouraged and supported to access education, work and community activities.
Core Aims of our Transitions
• Ensuring that services are high quality, engaging and responsive to the needs and expectations of those who use them.
• Meeting all statutory requirements of Safeguarding and Protecting young people.
• Achieving stability for young people with complex needs, ensuring that care and support does not fall away or become fragmented as they move towards adult services
• Promoting a healthy body and a healthy mind – by providing health plans and enhancing the young persons ability to take appropriate responsibility for managing their own physical and psychological health needs.
• Developing personal skills – promoting opportunities for independent living. Our service provides access to community, leisure and cultural opportunities, offering greater control to young people to achieve positive outcomes.
• The individuals personal aspirations are key and they are supported in their ambitions as they move from school to college, training or employment.
How do we provide this?
We provide an environment which allows positive risk taking, in a non-judgmental, positive, and person-centred way. Risk management procedures ensure safety as a priority for the young adults we support.
Characteristics of a good transition service
Our staff provide good role models within a homely environment with emotional warmth and clear boundaries.
The Residential staff provide focus, effective listening, advocacy, and teaching of life skills, social skills and communication skills. Each home has access to support from the Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, and other therapists.