Admission is based on us being able to meet the needs contained within a referral. We will also need to assess how we could meet any additional needs, which may not be explicit, to ensure that all social, health, and welfare needs can be appropriately met. We will gather as much information as possible from sources such as the pathway plan, previous placement information, reports from their current school, medical reports, risk assessments, and any health and care plans that may already be in place.
We provide a homely environment in all of our shared and individual placements, maintaining the feel of Streetz Ahead in each property. All of the bedrooms are fully furnished including a single bed, bedding, a set of drawers and a wardrobe. The living room has adequate seating tailored to suit young people, a flat screen TV, table and broadband. Our kitchens have the general equipment: pots and pans, a cooker, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster and a dining room table to encourage eating socially together.
We have a separate area for young people to access the internet via a computer, to ensure we can offer placements where young people can study and research. Each home has a separate sleeping room for overnight Streetz Ahead staff who work within the home. All bathrooms have a bath and a shower, and everyone supports each other to make sure it’s maintained regularly. We try, in each property, to have a low maintenance garden so we can grow vegetables or have barbeques in the summer.