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Aims and Objectives

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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 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.
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