At Finefutures we aim is to assist and support young people who has been Looked After and who becomes a Care Leaver under the Leaving Care Act.
A Pathway Plan is drawn up in partnership with each young person. This plan will include information relating to Housing, Education, Training and Employment, Health, including Sexual Health, Finance and Independent Living Skills.
The plan will be reviewed and amended at regular intervals.
Our priority is to ensure that every young person receiving a service from us has the opportunity of reaching their full potential through engaging in appropriate education, training or employment.
Subject to risk assessments, Finefutures can accommodate young people:
-Who are in crisis
-Who have emotional, social and behavioural difficulties as a result of past emotional/physical trauma
-Who have been assessed as having a Learning Disability/Mental Health issues.
-Who are affected by gang violence & known to the local Youth Offending Service’s, or are need of accommodation following release from Young Offenders Institute.
-Who have history of self-harm, sexual exploitation, absconding, antisocial or persistent offending behaviour and may be involved in or affected by gang activities.
-With drug and alcohol issues
-Who require a high staff ratio
-Teenage Parents who require accommodation in order for the Children & Families Service to carry out a ‘community’ based assessment
Finefutures can provide self-contained, shared and stand-alone accommodation with optional 24 hour cover, assuring a safe environment for our young people. Our aim is to enable these young people to become more self-sufficient and independant and with this in mind we also provide 'move on' flats as a transition from our high support units which gives service users more independence while still providing appropriate support and monitoring at 18+.
We are committed to ensuring that each young person that uses our services recieves a level of support through experience as most “good parents” would offer their own children when leaving home.
From our experience, evidence suggests that a dedicated transition worker can have a positive impact in most care settings, therefore each service user will have a named contact within both children's and adult services.
Finefutures has a unique approach as we cater for both young and adult service users; therefore all transitions are seamless as this is executed internally with familar workers and surrounding.