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More than just accommodation

Supported Accommodation

Our supported accommodation homes are more than just somewhere to live. They bridge the gap between adolescence and independence so young people feel prepared to build their own brighter futures.

Transition and life skills support for care leavers

Some young people refer to leaving care as ‘the instant expectation of adulthood’. They have told us that they are often faced with a system that suddenly expects to know how to cook their own meals, run a home and manage their finances, all in one go and without any support.

This is why living in a St Christopher’s supported accommodation home before leaving care can be hugely beneficial. We provide safe, comfortable homes for care leavers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, where they can learn the essential life skills they will need when they transition to independent living.

As one of the original Department for Education Staying Close Pilots, now with national provider status we support young people to stay in touch with the adults that matter to them post 18. All young people living with St Christopher’s are offered to work with us on their own Staying Close plan to guide the professionals around them in helping to attain their aspirations for independence.

Accommodation for young people on their path to independence

The type of accommodation we offer varies depending on the young person. However, no matter which one of our supported housing services they live in, staff will always support young people to work towards their goals and build their confidence for the future.

For care leavers on the Isle of Man, our Aftercare team offer advice and support to help them on their journey to independence. Their drop-in service is available to any young person who wants to seek advice from staff on issues like managing tenancies, drug and alcohol awareness, or securing employment.

Our Aftercare team are there for whenever care leavers need them

Young people have described to us that leaving care can feel like dropping off a cliff edge. Suddenly you are all alone and are an adult, but at the same time you are just a ...