Supported living and other community-based support allows young people to return to or remain in their own communities, close to family and friends. It allows a growth in confidence and independence, which in turn leads to increased self-esteem and reduction in behaviours that challenge.
It also helps young people:
have a wider range of outcomes
enjoy a greater social life
have more choice over their lives
develop increased daily living skills
access local educational and employment opportunities.
We offer a positive and cost effective alternative to specialist residential or other costly out of area placements, as well as support that prevents a crisis placement. We are also providing continuity of support to the young person through to our adult provision which includes supported living, outreach and day opportunities support.
Involvement of the young person, as well as their family, is key to providing person centred support that offers real choice and progression towards agreed outcomes. We will place the child or young person at the centre of decision making and seek to bridge the gaps that can exist between multi-agency stakeholders.
You can download our Children and Young People’s Brochure here.
Our Head of Children’s Services Development, Paul Taylor, has extensive experience of developing and delivering a wide range of children’s services. Before joining Affinity Trust, Paul spent 32 years in the children and young people’s sector, including being a registered manager with both Ofsted and CQC. Paul has provided training nationally on child protection and has been a long standing member of the National Working Group for Child Protection and Disability.
Paul is in active discussions with parents’ forums, local authority and CCG partners to develop effective models of support that meet local needs.
If you would like to discuss how Affinity Trust can provide tailored support for disabled children and young people, please contact Paul Taylor at email@example.com or via phone on: 07341 478 228