Emeritus Group exists to support young people in their transition from childhood to being adults – ‘Enhancing skills for Independence’. We work in partnership with Local Authorities to meet their obligations, particularly to ‘Looked After’ children in their area.
We are committed to young people and helping them to maximise their potential. We do not give up on young people and hold their safety and welfare as paramount. This ethos is reflected in our dealings with our young people, staff, commissioners, social workers and all partner agencies. Many of the young people have challenging behaviours but all have unique talents and we aim to treat them respectfully as individuals.
We support young people by encouraging them to focus on their strengths and build positive support networks to achieve their aspirations, whether that is returning to education, finding meaningful work or making new friendships.
We also offer move-on services to help residents find and maintain their own independent accommodation, as well as floating support or community outreach services where we provide one-to-one or group support to young people in the community (who don’t live in our properties).
Support for Independence
✓ We aim to provide an appropriate accommodation and support service that offers young people day to day support and training to achieve positive results.
✓ We aim to increase young people’s skills, confidence and self-esteem by providing them with a positive network of support and links into their community.
✓ We aim for their independence to grow and our support to taper down, in preparation for a stable ‘move-on’ into adulthood.
Services offered are based on an assessment of the young person’s needs.
WHO WE PROVIDE SERVICES FOR
The young people we accommodate and support have varying needs which may include:
✓ Autistic spectrum disorder
✓ Attention deficit disorder
✓ Mental health issues
✓ Challenging behaviour
✓ Moderate learning disabilities
✓ Drug and alcohol abuse
✓ Self-harming behaviours
✓ Gang involvement
✓ Criminal behaviour
✓ Low level sexualised behaviour
✓ Attachment disorders