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Supported Lodgings

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Supported Lodgings Service
 

Carolina House Trust works in partnership with Dundee City Council to provide a Supported Lodgings service to the young adults leaving care in Dundee. The project provides placements for up to 12 young adults from within twelve placements. Supported Lodgings is not an extension of foster/residential care, but a resource for vulnerable young adults who require help in gaining the skills they will need to live independently. Carolina House Trust Supported Lodgings Service is a registered service with SCSWIS ( the Care Inspectorate) as an Adult Placement service.

 We have brought together a pool of Supported Lodging providers, who have a professional approach to offering quality support services within their own home. The service involves more than offering a room and board. It is about providing practical and emotional support to the young adult, Their role is to make the young adult feel at home in the provider’s house and it is not merely a place to board but somewhere to grow and develop.

All Supported Lodgings providers will undertake a competency based assessment. This is based on a series of in depth interviews, a PVG check will be undertaken; Local Authority checks made; 2 written references which will be followed up by a personal visit to the referees and a pre-approval training event drawing on some of keys features such as the ability to keep the young person safe, willingness to work as part of a team, understanding vulnerability etc.

Once the assessment is complete, it is presented to a Supported Lodgings Panel. Following approval there will be opportunities for on-going training as with any other carer/staff member of Carolina House Trust i.e. vulnerable adult training, child protection. There are also regular Support Group meetings to provide the carers with a sense belonging to a team and the offer of training and support to them from both Carolina House Trust employees and each other.

Please don’t hesitate to phone  01382 817279 and select option 2 if you want to find out more.

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Carolina House Trust
7 Luna Place, Gateway West, Dundee Technology Park, Dundee DD2 1XF
Tel: 01382 561279 | Fax: 01382 568358
Alternatively you can email us at: info@carolina.org.uk

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