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Next Step Care Management have become a member of SOCIAL ENTERPRISE UK

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In 1994 we became the FIRST company to offer an alternative to residential accommodation by giving young people a real opportunity to experience independent living in stand-alone supported accommodation.

 

Twenty One years later, we are now a NATIONWIDE organisation which has offered support and accommodation to over 2,000 young people, mothers and babies, young offenders, vulnerable adults and asylum seekers.

 

 

To provide the means for a person in care to move forward through adolescence into adulthood in a safe supportive way.

Next Step provide support, accommodation and independence training for young care leavers of 16+, young offenders, unaccompanied minors, young parents and adults with mental health, drugs and alcohol issues.

Next Step is committed to work towards these objectives in a manner which promotes good safeguarding practice.

Next Step works in line with Every Child Matters, the policy agenda of the Children Act 2004, in promoting its five key outcomes as part of a multi-agency support network. 

 

Aims

Our aims in working with young people are to help them to manage their:

 

• relationships with Outreach Workers and other professionals

• relationship with peers, neighbours, etc.

• accommodation

• personal and hygiene skills 

• health

• budgeting

• training/education/recreation

• emotional well-being

• future plans.

• We contract with social services with the following explicit aims:

• to provide real life experience and high quality independence training and support

Next Step's philosophy  Outcomes

 

To provide the means for a young person in care to move forward through adolescence into adulthood in a safe and supportive way.

Next Step provides support, accommodation and independence training for young care leavers

of 15+, young offenders, unaccompanied minors, young parents and young adults with mental health, drugs and alcohol issues.

 

Next Step work in line with every child matters, Children act 2004 the policy agenda of the children act 2004 in promoting its five key outcomes as part of a multi-agency support network.

 

 

A Young Person, on completion of any of the listed programmes will:

• have had regular contact with an Outreach worker

• have been shown how to access GP and Dental services

• have been given the opportunity to improve numeracy and literacy skills

• have been accompanied to seek work, education or training

• have produced a CV

• have been shown how to complete a job application form

• have been given various interview techniques and tips

• have been helped to obtain NI number and birth certificate

• have been shown how to apply for Welfare Benefits

• have been shown how to carry out basic household duties ( cleaning, ironing, etc.)

   

 

A Young Person, on completion of any of the listed programmes will:

  • have had regular contact with an Outreach worker
  • have been shown how to access GP and Dental services
  • have been given the opportunity to improve numeracy and literacy skills
  • have been accompanied to seek work, education or training
  • have produced a CV
  • have been shown how to complete a job application form
  • have been given various interview techniques and tips
  • have been helped to obtain NI number and birth certificate
  • have been shown how to apply for Welfare Benefits

 

  • have been accompanied to career, benefit advice agencies and job centres
  • have had experience of using public transport on a regular basis
  • have had experience of drawing up realistic budgets
  • have had experience of purchasing gas/electricity
  • have been shown how to access and arrange provision of utilities
  • have been made aware of issues around fire safety
  • have been accompanied on regular shopping trips
  • have had experience of menu planning and given information on nutrition

 

 

  • have been shown on how to prepare and cook basic meals
  • have been shown how to carry out basic household duties ( cleaning, ironing, etc.)have
  • had experience and help to use leisure time appropriately
  • have been given information on general health issues
  • have been given information about sexual health, pregnancy and contraception
  • have been supported to identify and access counselling services where appropriate

 

Aims

Our aims in working with young people are to help them to manage their:

  • relationships with Outreach Workers and other professionals
  • relationship with peers, neighbours, family, etc.
  • accommodation
  • personal and domestic hygiene
  • health
  • budgeting
  • training/education/recreation
  • emotional well-being
  • future plans.
  • We contract with social services with the following explicit aims:
  • to provide real life experience and high quality independence training and support
  • to tailor our support packages and accommodation to meet individual's needs
  • to provide an adult role model that will be available to give support and advice when required
  • to provide Young People with the chances to make informed choices about their lives
  • to ensure that we only use staff who can demonstrate skills in child development, community involvement, youth justice, advocacy, motivational techniques, parenting, sexual health, etc.
  • to provide assessment, planning and review documents as specified by the service provision of each scheme
  • to provide a detailed monthly/bi-monthly report on each Young Person
  • to attend regular meetings with referring agencies to discuss the placement and progress of the individual
  • to offer 24 hour telephone access to an Outreach Worker.

 

Objectives

Specific objectives with young people will include some or all of the following:

  • to develop independent living skills
  • to increase self-esteem and sense of self-worth
  • to assist in personal development
  • to develop positive peer group relations
  • to develop appropriate relationships with authority figures
  • to decrease a criminal mindset and behaviour
  • to increase and diversify a young person’s recreational and leisure activities
  • to teach the young person to use their spare time in a more constructive manner
  • to develop a sense of responsibility and accountability for their own behaviour
  • to increase social skills, problem solving skills, communication skills and self care skills
  • to decrease impulsive, out of control behaviour and increase their ability to manage it
  • to develop appropriate expressions of sexuality in the young person.

In 1994 we became the FIRST company to offer an alternative to residential accommodation by giving young people a real opportunity to experience independent living in stand-alone supported accommodation.

 

Twenty One years later, we are now a NATIONWIDE organisation which has offered support and accommodation to over 1,500 young people, mothers and babies, young offenders, vulnerable adults and asylum seekers.

 

Aims

Our aims in working with young people are to help them:

• Source accommodation

• Manage their personal and domestic hygiene

• Maintain good health and emotional being

• Organise their budgets

• To gain training and education

• Develop their recreational interests

• Develop future plans

We contract with social services with the explicit aim of providing real life experience and high quality independence training and support.

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