Montrose Living aims to offer a comprehensive service to contracting authorities as permitted by legislation and to provide advice, support, guidance and assistance. Montrose Living believe that each individual is unique and requires different levels of support at different stages in their lives. At Montrose Living we offer a range of options for support to suit each individual needs of the young person ranging from medium or high support.
If the young person is approaching 18 years of age, we will support them with applying for benefits. We will work with Social Services by providing and sharing information, work in partnership with the Local authority, Private and other Social Housing providers to source move on accommodation. We will provide monthly reports to the social worker and offer daily updates if there are any changes in circumstances or incidents. In addition we also endeavor to ensure young people’s emotional needs are being met by supporting them to attend CAMHS appointments or counselling with organisation such as Emerge Mental health services
We also provide floating support services to young people 16 to 21 years
Within our supporting package we aim to assist in the following: -
• Independent Skills – We will help each individual develop their skill to perform everyday tasks such as budgeting, cleaning, cooking, shopping, personal hygiene etc.
• Education, Employment & Training– We will have a list of all colleges and providers within our locality. We will assist in sourcing appropriate courses, completing application forms and liaising with the college once the young person has been offered a place.
• Support with Health and Emotional well being- Offer a range of interventions that provide physical and emotional well being and signpost to appropriate resources where necessary.
• GP’s, Dentists & Opticians – Assist young people in registering and support them to attend appointments
• Solicitors - Where needed to handle their asylum claim or other issues, will assist in finding appropriate legal representatives and help them to understand British law if they are not familiar with the country’s basic legalities.
• Cultural and Community Organisations – Our aim is to make young people feel comfortable within their environment by referring them to cultural/community organisations that provide support around their respective cultures. We also work with organisations such as Afruca-
• Social and Recreational Activities - Help them to build relationships and feel a sense of community within their surroundings. Inform them of local cinemas, cafes/restaurants, and social clubs to promote independent living. Also assist young people to access libraries, homework clubs and language clubs etc.
• Accommodation– Young people will be accommodated in semi-independent living in a shared house, which offers a safe and nurturing environment, with experienced staff on site to support.