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Foyle Young People

Foyle Young People

Foyle Young people is a supported Living Accommodation Project, targeted at young people leaving the care system, as well as vulnerable young people aged 16-21 who have complex needs and potentially challenging behaviours.  The accommodation provides six individual semi-independent flats and the scheme is staffed 24 hours a day.  There is also a communal area available for young people which comprises of a fully functioning kitchen, dining and living area.

The young people have access to a high level of support with the aim of promoting and developing independent living skills to enable individuals to move on from the project into independent living arrangements in the community.  Each young person will have a key worker and co-worker who will aim to provide a package of support  that is person centred, based around assessed needs and reviewed regularly. Staff assist, support and guide young people with all aspects of daily living, promoting independence, emotional and physical well-being, education, training and employment.  Young people can reside within the project for anything up to two years, then can avail of a further two years support on the project’s Step down service.  The Step Down service is an intense community based support service for young people who are assessed as requiring this support in order to enable them to live independently in the community.

Foyle Step Down Service

Foyle Step Down service is a community based service which provides intensive support to young people aged between 18-21 who have a range of diverse and often complex needs.  These young people will require high support in order to enable them to live independently in the community.

The service can potentially provide support to a maximum of 15 young people.  Places are reserved for the young people moving on from Foyle Young People Project with the remaining places available to young people moving on from other supported accommodations in the Foyle area who require intense support.

The young person’s individual key worker and co-worker will aim to provide a package of support that is person centred, based around assessed needs and reviewed regularly in keeping with the services ethos of promoting independence.

Staff may work with young people in their own homes, in the community, or in the newly acquired Step Down office.  Also young people can continue to avail of the Foyle Young People Project communal area and group work programmes.

Staff are available to provide support and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

An out of hours procedure is in place should a young person require support in emergencies.

Contact: Jill West

Contact number: 028 713 70575

Contact email: jillwest@praxiscare.org.uk

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