At Finefutures we aim to assist and support young people who have been looked after and who become a Care Leaver under the Leaving Care Act (2000).
Our aim is to enable all of our young people to become more self-sufficient and independent.
Our priority is to ensure that every young person receiving a service from us has the opportunity of reaching their full potential by engaging in appropriate education, training or employment.
Our experience allows us to provide a level of support that most “good parents” would offer their own children when leaving home.
A Pathway Plan is drawn up in partnership with each young person which includes:
- Information relating to Housing
- Signposting and support in attending Education, Training and Employment
- Health (inc. Sexual Health)
- Finance Skills
- Independent Living Skills
- The plan will be reviewed and amended at regular intervals, based on the young person's needs
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 Learning Disability/Mental Health/ASD issues
- Who are affected by gang violence & known to the local Youth Offending Service, or are in 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
- Who are vulnerable due to reasons that are not on this list
Finefutures provides self-contained, shared or stand-alone accommodation with up to 24 hour support, assuring a safe environment for our young people.
Self-contained accommodation is assessed for appropriateness based on location in relation to their support network and the local amenities relevant to that young person. We also ensure a high standard of safety within the accommodation.
Shared accommodation is assessed to the same standard as the self contained accommodation with the addition of compatibility tests. We ensure that shared accommodation is a safe and caring environment for all.
Planning for the future is vital, and so we ensure that a dedicated transition worker is appointed from our clinical team. We work closely with the MDT to ensure that Pathway, Care and Support Plans are developed in partnership. Finefutures ability to cater for both young and adult service users allows us to create seamless transitions from young peoples services to adult services, benefiting from the continuity of the same staff team and surroundings.
Through our professional relationships we are able to guarantee you:
- A continued pipeline of available accommodation, i.e. if a young person needs to move to another area due to gang related activities
- Self-Contained or Shared accommodation eligible for housing benefit if the young person is 18 and over.
- Flexible support packages depending on the need of the young person
- Experienced staff, ensuring the best service, that is consistent and evidence based.
- Achieve positive outcomes for every service user