Community Housing for Care Leavers | Kibble Community Services

Kibble’s Community Services provide housing for care experienced young people aged between 16 and 21 in the heart of the community. There is a mix of residential care houses where full support is provided, and supported accommodation for those young people who are ready to take the first step towards independent living.

Supported accommodation for young people

Young people can develop the skills they will need to live on their own, for example support with employment, education, budgeting and cooking.

Having a safe and secure place to live is something that most of us take for granted. This can be a daunting time for young people transitioning from residential care, and as such we put a number of supports in place to ease this transition.

The Community Housing team works closely with staff on campus to ensure that when a young person is ready to move into a community house, there is a familiar face waiting to welcome them.

An action plan is developed with the young person to help prepare them for the move. Prior to the young people moving into their new home, we arrange a number of visits and overnight stays to support them with the adjustment to living in the house full time. We work in partnership with the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum which allows us to develop the service in line with all relevant good practice and legislation. Our young people are fully involved in the development of the service and are encouraged to maintain contact when they move on, whether this is to Kibble’s Housing Support Services or their own tenancies.

What Kibble provides:

  • Supported tenancies
    The young person will receive continuing support and supervision from care professionals. They will also have access to Kibble’s other services e.g. Specialist Intervention Services and Kibble’s young workforce development programmes
  • Bespoke service
    Each young person’s needs are assessed on an ongoing basis enabling us to tailor services to meet their requirements, and respond quickly and effectively
  • Round the clock support
    No matter the time of day, our Community Housing Services team are on-call to provide assistance when needed
  • Supported employment and training
    Access to Kibble’s young workforce development programmes will be offered, or the young person will be supported with an external college/ work placement
  • Flexible support
    The support given is based on the needs of each individual young person. As they become more independent and transition into the world of employment this support will gradually decrease

Organisations outside of Kibble can now make referrals to our Community Housing and Housing Support services. To find out more, please email [email protected]

Neil McMillan

Head of Community Services

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