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Referrals & Admissions

Referrals and admissions can occur throughout the year on a spot purchase basis for young people aged 16-18. Local authorities are welcome to visit Streetz Ahead Creative Housing to see first-hand what we can offer. Extended visits with a Manager are also available; to meet staff from a range of homes and explore how we could meet a child or young person's individual and specialist needs.

Assessment process and criteria

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.

Managers will then arrange to meet a child or young person pre-placement, if possible. These assessment visits normally occur where the child/young person is currently placed, or at our office, with the intention of discussing the prospective placement. Based on the outcomes of our initial assessment and provisional risk assessment - and compatibility, if sharing a property - we make a final decision on whether we can offer the placement.


We recognise that students with emotional, behavioural and complex requirements need compassionate, fully trained staff to be able to support them with any challenging behaviour. We always carry out compatibility assessments, to gauge the likely effects or potential risks for the new admission with our existing group of young people, and the likely impact of those young people’s needs for all individuals living in the home. Young people who find it difficult to live with others are less likely to be appropriately placed in our group living environments and may require more individualised living and support plans.

Our homes and leisure activities

Homely, safe social housing room

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.

Computer facilities and a garden

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