We are very proud of our projects and the standard of support we provide, we have a very committed multi-disciplinary team that include qualified Teacher’s, Social worker’s and specialist support staff. All young people referred to us, benefit from the array of qualified staff. We have worked to successfully transition young people from YOI, mental health wards, children’s homes and more mainstream care arrangements through supported housing and into the community at 18.
FEVACA currently have supported homes spread across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. However, we plan to develop services in Buckinghamshire this year. All of our supported housing will take a maximum of 4 young people, though some can offer a 1:1 environment: This gives the social worker in each house a very small case load; enabling them to get to know their young people very well and develop the FEVACA methodology. They are supported by a skilled support team which includes a member who focuses on Education and another on Health & Wellbeing.
All our supported housing projects are staffed with sleep in support at night so that we can respond to the crisis which often become apparent at midnight and require professional leadership.
We have stayed close to our ex residents since we opened in 2011. The relationships the young people build with staff are genuine and able to extend beyond the life of the placement: Many ex residents have popped back ‘home’ for a cup of tea and some encouragement about their new challenges. We make sure that once a resident has moved on, someone in the team keeps contact with them to make sure they are settling ok and they are always welcome to visit the projects if they are in difficulties. For those who require an ongoing support service we can transition them to the community service.
For further contact Miguel Valerio, Service Manager on 01284 764411