Our Aims & Objectives

One of the organisation’s core aims will always be to provide a warm, safe and supportive environment for young people.

This is regardless of whether these are individuals that are leaving residential care, or if they are unaccompanied minors with entirely unknown needs.

The models of support that the organisation has developed have been designed to work with the individual, being driven by their needs rather than by inflexible processes and systems.  Being unique is a strength, and it should not be seen negatively. 

The people that we support do not fit easily into categories, nor should they.  These are people that benefit from services which are fluid, creative, unconventional, and mindful of the person at the centre.

Experience has taught us that overly formal settings and approaches can be a significant barrier to good support.  Because of this, we encourage our support team to build natural relationships with our young people, while still being mindful of the need for professional boundaries, mutual trust, responsibility and respect.  In this way, a young person can be encouraged and supported to see their own value whilst developing the skills they need to work towards independence and become young adults.

We aim to:
  • Deliver, maintain and build upon an outstanding service that will improve and sustain the overall quality of life of our young people, enhancing their self-worth and promoting a clearly defined, but bespoke, pathway towards independence.
  • Develop services which are centred upon the individual, using systems and procedures which have been designed to be both robust and comprehensive, integrating best practice within the context of legislation, whilst also being flexible and responsive.
  • To work therapeutically, looking beyond the behaviour of the young person, and work with them to understand the root cause, communication and needs that are being met by their behaviour.
  • Promote health and well-being in a holistic and integrated way, engaging with people to address both their physical and mental health needs equally.
  • Respond to young people using an approach that is fully centred upon Adversity and Trauma-Informed Practice.
  • Actively improve outcomes for the young people that we work with.
  • Listen to the young people we support and work with them to continuously develop and enhance the services we deliver for supporting independence.
  • Address wider support needs, link with community partners, signpost and encourage young people to find their own opportunities for personal development and achievement within the Every Child Matters outcomes framework.
  • Ensure that expectations are clear, both in terms of what the organisation can offer the young person, but also what their own rights and responsibilities are.