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Next Step Care Management Ltd is offering a real alternative for non violent offenders who make up almost 80% of those Young people, who receive custodial sentences.

The schemes below are designed to reduce the number of young people being taken into custody, and to minimise the risk of those in danger of re-offending.

Our staff will work in close liaison with YOT, Family Intervention teams, the police and other specialised agencies to reverse the trend and support young people to achieve positive outcomes.

We look to help Young People to successfully promote skills to live independently, to explore education, training and employment opportunities, to promote positive non-offending behaviour and local community involvement.

We have liaised and worked with the Metropolitan Police as part of Operation Trident to support vulnerable witnesses. We also have extensive experience of working with young people with substance misuse issues as well as those with mental health problems, (A high proportion of which receive a custodial sentence).

The support undertaken with each young person is in direct correlation with the aims, drawn up with the referring agency and the young person.

Our regular contact reports and verbal updates assist in providing feedback and assessment of the progress of the young people engaged in our programs.

 

Our packages include:

Bail Support

We are very pleased to offer this service for people who are dealing with court proceedings, or who have ongoing offending issues which put them at risk of being placed into custody without some consistent level of monitoring.

As part of this support package, we can provide one or all of the following:

· Bail Address - Studio/1 Bed Flat.  Furnished and equipped with bedding, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, cleaning equipment.

· Access to and liaison with monitoring agencies.

· Regular and ongoing liaison with Law Enforcement Agencies, the Courts, Legal Representatives. Social Workers and Youth Offending Teams.

· Act as an Appropriate Adult

· Address Offending Behaviour through outreach sessions and collaborative working with other agencies.

· Weekly Assessments

· Help with Independent Living through tailor made, individual programs.

 

Intensive supervised care

This service is for people who are dealing with court proceedings, or who have ongoing offending issues which put them at risk of being placed into custody without a high level of professional intervention/ support

As part of this support package, we can provide one or all of the following:

· Alternative to custody

· Minimum 25 hrs per week high level supervision

· Accommodation

· Trained staff working alongside YOT

· Meeting the provisions of The Youth Justice Boards Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes (ISSPs) by identifying the underlying needs of offenders which give rise to their offending behaviour with a particular emphasis on education and training.

· Regular and ongoing liaison with Law Enforcement Agencies, the Courts, Legal Representatives, Social Workers and Youth Offending Teams

· Support access to Training, Education, Employment opportunities

 

Appropriate Adult Service

Next Step Care Management Ltd can provide staff to attend as a Appropriate Adult by contacting our on call number.

As part of this support package, we can provide one or all of the following

 

· Trained staff

· 24hrs a day, 365 days per year

· Available to attend police Stations and Courts

 

Outreach Only Service

This package is designed to work with young people within the family setting, to try and prevent family breakdown and avoid the young person being placed in custody. Alternatively, this programme can be used with people in their own accommodation who are at risk of re-offending

As part of this support package, we can provide one or all of the following

· One to One support for the person whilst in their own home 

· Trained staff working alongside YOT

· A positive role model and mentor

· Address Offending Behaviour and its impact on the victim, Family and local community 

· Support to identify, access and engage with educational programmes and work related training

· Practical help to identify and improve independent living skills 

· Help to set and achieve goals with positive outcomes

·  Support in family visits and contact with estranged family 

 

Dyslexia Screening and Support

A large percentage of young people going through the criminal justice system are shown to be dyslexic or have other learning disabilities, Next Step believes that by offering the screening of vulnerable young people, disabilities can be identified early and thus reduce the rates of criminal activity amongst this group.

As part of this support package, we can provide one or all of the following

· Qualified staff to carry out screening and assessment

· Assessment reports

· Tailored programmes of literacy and numeracy

 

 

NSCM are very excited to offer a new service to our clients. Elsa has recently completed her training as a therapy dog and she will be working with some of our most vulnerable clients, either at their request or at the request of professional team/commissioners.

Animals have the ability to form strong connections with humans and vice versa. Our programs are client-centered although they may be designed to achieve specific therapeutic goals. The activities involved depend upon client preferences and needs.

Animals offer affection and unconditional acceptance. They are responsive, live in the ‘here and now’ and do not mind who you are or what you look like. 

Animals are usually direct and honest and unlike humans they are non-judgmental. Animals do not criticize, hold grudges, change the rules or otherwise confuse through verbal communications. 

In fact, some clients actually feel safer and less threatened around animals. Being with animals can encourage our nurturing and empathic traits and, for survivors of abuse, offer an opportunity for ‘safe touch’.

Benefits of positive interactions between people and animals are likely to include:

• Development of relationships and emotional bonds built on trust and respect.

• Improve mood, morale and sense of self worth.

• Better social interaction and reducing feelings of social isolation.

• Relief from anxiety and stress. 

• Offenders or those at risk of offending can regain a sense of control and responsibility through caring and nurturing the animals.

 

 

AAT aims to promote mental, physical and social well being, many people can benefit from this intervention. Studies suggest that it is particularly effective for vulnerable people including those with emotional and behavioural problems.

Working alongside animals offers outreach workers a different way of exploring difficult and sensitive issues as clients may find it easier to express their feelings and recount painful experiences. Where clients are suffering from low mood, research indicates benefits, such as focus of interest and positive attention, as well as pleasure in handling animals. 

Time spent stroking and talking to dogs can result in lowering blood pressure, relieving pain, reducing anxiety levels and enhanced mood. We have found Elsa visits also promote engagement, and support clients to build a relationship with their outreach worker.

 

MG, I was moved to a new area because of CSE as a result I rarely left my flat, since working with Elsa I have been able to go out with her and my outreach worker she has helped me to talk to strangers which I find very hard to do, and to feel more settled in my new area. 

 

KH, I used to avoid my outreach worker but since Elsa has been coming too I have not missed a visit, I like to stroke her and cuddle her and go for walks, she came to my college interview last week she helped me to stay calm and focus. I got a place for September. 

 

16+ Independence

Asylum Seekers / Unaccompanied Minors

Bail Support / Alternative to Custody

Our 16+ programme is designed to offer young people the freedom to experience the real life pressures of the outside world as well as enjoying the freedoms and responsibilities of living as independently as their skills allow.

Our programmes are adapted to the young person's emotional and physical needs at any given time

so that the young person can play a full, meaningful and appropriate part in their community and form constructive relationships with those around them.

 

Each individual/family is offered direct, face to face work with an experienced Outreach Worker.

Care is taken to match the worker, where possible, to the particular cultural needs of the client(s).

The package of support is intended to assist individuals with: 

- Living skills

- Home maintenance

- Home Office liaison

 

Next Step Care Management Ltd is offering a real alternative for non violent offenders who make up almost 80% of those Young people, who receive custodial sentences.

The schemes below are designed at reducing the number of young people being taken into custody which many argue does not work, and minimising the risk of those in danger of re-offending. Using the skills of highly trained staff specialising in youth offending and in close liaison with YOT, Family Intervention teams, the police

 

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Shared Accommodation

Parent and Child

Emergency Placements

Our shared accommodation scheme has become a popular option

with many of the local authorities we work with.

It enables young people leaving care to learn independence skills in

a safe environment, with regular support from outreach workers,

whilst helping to avoid the feelings of loneliness and isolation many of them describe.

Support Includes:

- 3 Hours Individual Outreach 

We can offer:

- Good quality one/two bedroom flat in chosen area.

- Good quality furniture and white goods. 

- Starter Pack of provisions and sundry household items. 

- Baby Package (cot, baby chair, buggy, toys, etc.). 

- Child Safety Pack (safety gate, plug covers, etc.).

- £50 Starter Pack (nappies, wipes, creams, etc.)

Next Step Care Management will accept referrals on an emergency basis.

- Places are limited.

Please ring your nearest area office to check availability.

- The person must have a nominated social worker or probation officer.

- Referral form and funding agreement is to be completed by a social

 worker or probation officer prior to admission.

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Next Step will provide suitable accommodation for young people to live in, that will allow both Next Step and Social services to assess their current independent living skills and risks and to identify a plan to help the young person learn the required skills.

Next Step will work towards completing the Independent living portfolio provided by Social Services and will help the young person to achieve the individual units.

This package will be for 12 weeks at any given time and can be terminated at any point with two weeks notice from either party, or a Young Person can be moved by NSCM if behaviour is at an unmanageable level in the local community or the property.

 

 

This package will include 

Week 1 + 2 =15 hours support

3+4= 8 hours support

5+6=6 hours support

7+8 =4 hours support

9+ =  3 hours support

But may require further support from Social Services however support can be increased by Social services if required at additional cost.

NSCM has created this package to prevent young people spending large amounts of time in B&B where they are unable to use the Independent skills they have and will be able to increase cooking and budgeting skills.

This package costs £600 a week.

For many years NSCM has been involved in working with young people who are being Exploited and sexual exploited or who are at risk of this.  NSCM have worked with local authorities, Police and specialised services to try and help young people reclaim their lives and live without fear and harm.

NSCM have the ability to move a young person immediately should the need arise, if they are in danger etc.  We have experienced staff who are able to help the young person as well as giving valuable information to the police to try and stop it taking place.

We as a team understand how to identify grooming, both from young people grooming others and the young people being groomed.  We have worked with the police to keep records that can be used as evidence in court and are aware of how to support young people when they are giving evidence. 

Whilst working with other young people who have been exploited in many ways, we have been able to work with young people to enable them to feel safe and secure and help them to keep themselves and others safe.

Staff are aware that young people who are being exploited are often threatened with a variety of things from violence to passing on information and often struggle to accept support.

We have had some very positive outcomes for young people from the work the staff have done, and the evidence they have helped secure.  Staff are able to attend interviews with young people to help them feel safe, and often act as a liaison between professional and the young person.

Staff are aware that as part of their role they may be called to court to give evidence in the event of a trail, which means staff have first-hand experience of what the young people are feeling and how to deal with it.

We have an out of hours advice line which young people can access when they need to and this has in the past enabled us to alert the police to situations and at times has prevented young people from being taken somewhere they do not want to go. 

Staff are experienced in working with specialist teams in exploitation and the Police often attending MAPPA meeting and professional meeting ie) Strategy meeting where professionals work together to try and keep a young person safe. We as a company are aware of the pressures and dilemmas young people face when in these situations and the despair they feel at not being able to change things.  Staff offer support and guidance to help young people make changes.

NSCM are also aware that it is not as easy as making a decision and then walking away, and will support them regardless of there involvement.  Staff also work with young people around Sexual Health and support them to attend regular screening.

Due to NSCM being a national company we are able to re-locate a young person at short notice if required to help keep them safe often moving them to different parts of the country via other offices for periods of time.

Shared Accommodation=
 
Our shared accommodation scheme has become a popular option 

with many of the local authorities we work with.

It enables young people leaving care to learn independence skills in 

a safe environment, with regular support from outreach workers, 

whilst helping to avoid the feelings of loneliness and isolation many 

of them describe.

Support Includes:

- 3 Hours Individual Outreach Support (as described in 16+ package)

- A regular Weekly Health and Safety check at the accommodation 

supplied.

- 24 Hour Advice Line.

Additional outreach support is available.

Allowances are payable to Young People on request.

 

 

Parent and Child=
 
We can offer:

- Good quality one/two bedroom flat in chosen area.

- Good quality furniture and white goods.

- Starter Pack of provisions and sundry household items.

- Baby Package (cot, baby chair, buggy, toys, etc.).

- Child Safety Pack (safety gate, plug covers, etc.).

- £50 Starter Pack (nappies, wipes, creams, etc.).

- TV Licence and help to budget for the following year.

- Vouchers on birthdays, at Christmas & other religious ceremonies.

- Smoke Alarm and First Aid Kit.

- 24 hour advice line number.

 

 

 

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Mental Health Support Package

At NSCM we pride ourselves in doing our best to meet each person’s needs as best we can.  We have a variety of staff with a wealth of experience and knowledge, and will provide tailor made packages and staffing levels.

We support people to access the services they need, assisting them to make and attend appointments, and having the knowledge and experience to identify any concerning changes in behaviours and mood.

Staff support people coming out of a Mental Health units to re-integrate into the community helping them to live in a place they feel comfortable and confident and enabling them to move forward whilst supporting them to try and help prevent any further admissions.

We help each person to access education or employment supporting them where necessary and encouraging them when they feel able to.  Staff are able to support people managing their medication.  We have an out of hours advice line that people can call if they need support or advice, and this will enable staff to get any help needed to them if required.

We will assist people to access counselling and advice services and work closely with specialist mental health support teams and out of hours services.

Mediation and Mentoring=
 
Our Mediation package is designed to work with young people and  their families to try and prevent families breaking down and children going into care.

We work with all family members involved in the conflict, initially on a one to one basis, allowing them to talk honestly and openly from their point of view with someone impartial.

The overall aim is to give everyone a chance to see things from someone else's point of view and understand how they feel so that a compromise can be reached by everyone.

Our staff will work with social services to identify the level of support required, as well as keeping the lead professional updated on how meetings are progressing and any issues raised.

 

 

 

 

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