Setting up living and support facilities for young people age 16+

Naomi Narey 13/11/19 General Housing Topics

Hi All
I am currently looking in to options relating to starting my own living & support services to young people age 16+
I'm going down the route of Non-registered,the reason being is this will enable a more 'corporate parent' approach.
This is a crucial approach in relation to supporting young people who have issues resulting from trauma and attachment factors,i firmly believe this approach has been lost from services such as regulated residential homes,hence the reason for starting this adventure.
I currently work within a young persons residential home and have just started my level 5 qualification in management.
Any advice will be greatly recieved as im going in to this with so much passion, but no knowlege on practical and financial factors. I am in the Hampshire/Dorset area.

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Marie St-Mart 18/11/19

Hi Naomi,

You will be starting a Semi-Independent Service for care Leavers age 16-18 years old

I'm going down the route of Non-registered,the reason being is this will enable a more 'corporate parent' approach.
Once a young person reached 16+ they are no longer under Ofsted so there is no registration to worry about.

This is a crucial approach in relation to supporting young people who have issues resulting from trauma and attachment factors,i firmly believe this approach has been lost from services such as regulated residential homes,hence the reason for starting this adventure.

Residential Setting differs from Semi-Independent, Supported Living as you will be supported the young person with cooking, shopping, education etc. You become their mentor and your role as a provider is to ensure the young person get back in education/employment and able to live in the community to eventually be fully independent young person.

I currently work within a young persons residential home and have just started my level 5 qualification in management.
That's a great start to manage the Supported Living on a management level.

Any advice will be greatly recieved as im going in to this with so much passion, but no knowlege on practical a
Starting a Semi-Independent, Supported Living is complex therefore you need to do your home care carefully. Both paperwork and property must be compliant to meet with your local authority requirement.

I hope this helps

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Naomi Narey 19/11/19

Thank you for your reply.
Any information i gather is gratefully received.

Marie St-Mart 29/11/19

You're welcome Naomi.