SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION SERVICES



Juventas aim to create an environment that gives a firm structure and sense of order to the lives of the young people who access our services. We believe this will support their ongoing progress, development and achievement as they move towards independence.

Juventas aim to provide young people with the support they need to achieve sustainable independence.

We are committed to giving young people the guidance, confidence and assurance they will need to overcome any challenges and we will support them to make positive choices.

Juventas will work in partnership with young people to provide bespoke support that meets their individual welfare and independence needs.

We are committed to ensuring that the welfare of young people remains paramount. Juventas staff will support young people to stay safe and avoid risky situations. We seek to empower young people to recognise risk and avoid exploitative situations.

Juventas Transitional Support Advisors (TSAs) are carefully selected to provide meaningful advice, support and encouragement to young people, which is delivered in accordance with their respective individual support plans and their views, wishes and feelings.

Our outstanding Pathway to Independence Framework provides a structured means to evidence progress and achievement, which is underpinned by National Accreditation.

We offer high-quality supported accommodation services to Care Leavers, Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) and other vulnerable groups aged 16+.  Skilled and knowledgeable staff are on-hand 24/7 to support young people. We seek to ensure they have a secure base from which to achieve their personal goals, realise their aspirations and make genuine progress with their support plans. We are committed to helping young people to make safe and informed choices that are relevant to their own individual needs and circumstances.

 Juventas Semi-Independent Accommodation (SIA) provides young people with carefully managed floating support. All floating support services are located within the vicinity of a 24/7 supported accommodation service. This supports ‘Staying Close’ and provides a wider support network for young people as they progress to independence. Floating support hours vary, depending upon the needs and circumstances of young people referred, which is ordinarily defined through a needs’ analysis assessment.


JUVENTAS SERVICES ARE COMMITTED TO

Providing targeted support to young people as and when they need it.

Listening and responding to what young people say about their hopes and aspirations, as well as their worries and fears.

Encouraging young people to make safe choices by giving them impartial, non-partisan advice and help when they need it.

Fully involve young people in discussions around keeping them safe from harm or potential harm.

Working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to promote and secure the best possible outcomes.

Informing other professionals if we believe that young people are at risk of harm or potential harm.

Maintaining confidentiality and we will never share personal information with anyone who doesn’t need to know.

Maintaining basic ground rules that apply to everyone who lives and works in the accommodation. This includes treating each other with respect and tolerance.


Genuineness: Honesty, openness, sincerity.

Positive regard for all individuals: Valuing the person for who they are.

Empathic understanding: Being able to understand another’s experience.

Individual responsibility and shared accountability.

Self-actualisation: The human capacity for positive growth.

Optimistic perspectives on personal development: People can learn and can change for the better. 

Juventas staff aim to use reparative techniques that seek to provide young people with an opportunity to understand the impact of their behaviour and make things right again. This, in part, supports the development of a positive social conscience and links in with a broader commitment to restorative approaches.

Juventas aim to create an environment that gives a firm structure and sense of order to the lives of the young people who access our services. We believe this will support their ongoing progress, development and achievement as they move towards independence.

If difficulties are experienced with the presentation of young people, staff use restorative approaches to nurture positive behaviour. Restorative Approaches are value-based and needs-led. Restorative Approaches build upon the basic principles and values of ‘humanistic psychology.’ This means there is an emphasis upon: