Diagrama Foundation has launched a new residential service for young people aged 16 to 24 who are unable to live independently.
The home, which offers accommodation for five young people plus a separate annexe for a sixth resident, is aimed at supporting young people leaving care to make the safe transition into independence.
The property, near Luton town centre, is staffed 24 hours a day and support workers are at hand to provide vital training in life skills, including domestic activities such as cooking and cleaning, as well as budgeting, shopping, seeking employment and/or further education and accessing benefits.
The annexe provides independent accommodation for residents to move into once they have gained the necessary skills and confidence during their stay.
Diagrama Foundation is a UK charity which aims to support children, young people and adults at risk of social exclusion through a range of services including residential, therapeutic support, education, adoption and fostering.
Diagrama Foundation Chief Executive David McGuire said: “We are excited to be able to provide this vital service for young people in need - the majority of whom will have had a challenging start to life. Our staff are trained to provide an excellent role model for residents, to be there to help them through difficult times and support their progression to living independently so that they can go on to make a positive impact on society. “
Diagrama is providing the service in close partnership with Liberty Group Ltd, a Thanet based company which specialises in the care, support and education of vulnerable teenagers and young adults through supported living services, outreach and training.
Liberty Group opened its first 16+ home in August 2013 and has seven homes in Thanet, as well as providing training in employment skills, traineeships and apprenticeships.
Diagrama is looking to open a second home offering semi-independent living in the Luton area and would like to hear from bank and permanent support workers interested in joining their team. Full training will be provided for the role. For more information and to receive an application pack email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
More information on the service can be found at http://www.diagramafoundation.org.uk/semi-independent-living or call our placements officer today on 0203 137 2378.