Children Leaving Care
What our residents and families say"Alex has been in the best hands possible. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and were always willing to go the extra mile."
Children and Young Persons - Leaving Care
Enhanced Care provides homes for Children Leaving Care in Middlesborough, Teesside. We aim to fill the gap between social care and the real adult world. We provide continued support and often mental health services to our young residents so that they can hopefully have a better transition into independence and adulthood.
There have been many studies that unfortunately prove that children and young people leaving residential care homes have a much higher risk of developing depression, abusing drugs or becoming homeless. Fortunately, it is an issue that is high on the governments agenda (see their cross-departmental Care Leaver Strategy Report part of the Children Leaving Care Act 2000).
Young people and children in care often appear to grow up fast, especially when forced to due to their circumstances. However, these young people are not necessarily ready to be an adult and are often the most vulnerable when it is time to leave.
Our purpose-built modern homes include a private bedroom and bathroom space, shared educational and leisure areas, fully equipped kitchens and utility areas. We also provide a self contained flat with private access which is supported by staff when necessary.
Education & Therapeutic Support
Every person has their own unique needs, so after a detailed assessment carried out in partnership with the local authority, we put together a “pathway plan” which can include a number of avenues of support, such as:
- Further education
- Employment and interview assistance
- Psychological / mental health counseling
- Independent living skills eg. cooking, washing clothes, cleaning etc.
- Advice on Lifestyle and Living in a Community
- Financial advice and assistance
- Ongoing support and visits for those who have already left
Current Vacancies: 2