Kindered Hearts

Details of services

We also encourage and support our residents in accessing employment, education, and training. Key-working sessions will help young adults build up skills in areas that require additional provision until a safe level of independence is achieved, and young adults are supported in the transition to their own home.

There is no timescale for when a young adult should be ready for his or her own home. This is done to ensure the young adult is prepared before taking this significant step in their lives. Over this time, they will be set up with their own bank accounts, passport, benefits, and anything else you would expect someone living independently to possess.

When young adults are assessed as ready, staff will begin setting them up in their own homes. This will be a slow transition from semi-independence to a home of their choosing.

The young adults we accommodate, and support have varying needs which may include:

  • Mental health issues
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Moderate learning disabilities
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Gang involvement
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Low level sexualised behaviour
  • Unaccompanied asylum seekers

Our key services

  • Maintaining a clean and safe living environment
  • Food preparation and healthy eating
  • Food and grocery shopping and budgeting
  • Joining and attending leisure and health activities
  • Accessing and registering with health services
  • Healthy relationships and safe sexual health
  • Education, training or employment
  • Family contact
  • Taking care of their emotional and mental health
  • Religious and cultural needs/preferences
  • Reducing substance and alcohol abuse
  • Safety and self-harm reduction
  • Appropriate conduct and behaviours/ reduction of offending behaviour
  • Managing emergencies
  • Socialising and community integration
  • Attending appointments
  • Independence skills development
  • Bill payments, banking, savings, and money management
  • Obtaining independent accommodation and accessing a tenancy
  • Joining the housing register and support with bidding for council properties
  • Self-esteem and confidence to reach their full potential