Our Solo Homes have been created to meet the needs of very complex children and young people. Designed to look after just one young person, a Care Afloat solo home offers a tailored care package which firstly works to identify and then to manage the risks surrounding some of the sector’s most complex children.
“Staff promote the needs of young people effectively and enthusiastically. They ensure that they benefit from the best possible help and all-round support. Young people become increasingly safer, as a result of the actions staff take to support and protect them. They feel safe and have a strong sense of personal safety”
An end-terrace house registered for one young person. Penn Dragon is where Care Afloat started in 1991! The whole ethos of Penn Dragon is to provide a warm, nurturing approach that encourages the growth of self-esteem, allows young people to learn how to express themselves appropriately, encourages care for others and respect for their environment, enthusiasm for learning and enjoying normal life experiences.
Endeavour is situated in Skelmersdale, a district of West Lancashire and provide accommodation for 1 young person of who may display emotional, behavioural, social and learning difficulties. The aim of the service is to provide young people who are unable to live in a large group setting; a stable environment in which they are able to develop their skills and achieve their full potential.
“The child is very positive about her care experiences and spoke about feeling settled and regarding this as her home. She has strong relationships with the manager and staff who understand and respond well to her everyday needs. Consistent and reliable support has provided stability that has promoted good progress in many aspects of the child s life”. Ofsted 2022
Jade House is a semi-detached dormer in a quiet street, registered for one young person and opened in 2000. Young people residing at Jade House are provided with a holistic care plan which will work alongside placing authorities care plans/pathway in addressing all of the young person’s needs.
” This has been my best placement. I have done lots of activities. I’m not one for staying in” – Young Person placed at Jade House.
A mid-terrace house on the outskirts of Wigan, Cherry House opened in 1998. It is Registered for one young person, with an experienced and committed team who have supported many young people through the years. The ethos of Cherry House is to provide a warm, nurturing approach that encourages the growth of self-esteem, allows young people to learn and express through growth, encourages care for others and respect for their environment, enthusiasm for learning and enjoying ‘normal’ life experiences.
“I have loved staying at the home and wouldn’t leave if I had the choice. I have had the best time and best experiences working with all of my staff” – Young Person placed at Cherry House