Helping young people in their transition to independence
St Christopher’s provides a range of accommodation and support services to help young people in their transition to adulthood.
We work in partnership with local authorities to develop tailored packages of support to meet the needs of the individual young person.
Our services include:
- 24/7 staffed supported housing for young people, such as our Cornock-Taylor service
- Assessment centres
- Leaving care services
How our services help young people?
- Develop the emotional and practical skills they need to manage their lives and live independently
- Get into education, training and employment
- Supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children to settle into life in the UK
- Learn essential skills needed to live independently, from budgeting to cooking healthy meals
- Grow in self-confidence and believe in their own ability to succeed
- Understand their housing options, tenancy rights and obligations
- Maintain good physical, emotional and sexual health
- Return home, where appropriate
All our 16+ accommodation and support services:
- Accept emergency referrals, alleviating the need to use unsuitable temporary accommodation. Contact us today to make a placement in one of our services.
- Work with the young person’s social worker to develop a pathway plan
- Assess the young person’s baseline support needs and create an Individual Support Plan to assist their development
- Measure distance travelled using the Outcomes Star
- Set clear boundaries about behaviour to ensure that young people are kept safe. Our accommodation services allow no overnight guests and there is an expectation that young people return at a stipulated time at night
- Offer young people the chance to achieve accredited life skills to demonstrate what they have learned in their time with us