SPECIALIST SUPPORT

ABOUT OUR SPECIALIST SUPPORT

Living Waters offer a few additional services aimed at supporting and advising young people who have higher risk vulnerability or extreme challenging and risky behaviour. Through well-structured Risk Assessments and Individualised Care Plans, we can identify and meet the needs of young people within this scope and will offer the following:-

  • Support to develop reflective thinking
  • Offending reduction programmes in partnership with YOT and other agencies
  • Support with accessing services and agencies that aid in substance or alcohol abuse
  • Support with family contact and relationship building skills
  • Work around young people suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Support with asylum application, reporting to Home Office UK-BA and other legal matters
  • Support for young parents
  • Gang awareness and intervention
  • Support with reducing risky behaviour that could lead to exploitation
  • Support with managing ADHD, including anger

 

Mentoring

At Living Waters, as part of our support package, our staff mentor young people daily and offer provision of personal support, assistance, encouragement and inspiration to young people.

Staff aim to build a nurturing mentoring relationship that can empower young people to not only set SMART goals; but to also make positive and strategic choices in order to help them progress on their pathway and achieve their goals with confidence.

Within our mentorship, we intend for young people to trust their mentors in assisting and advising them with direct work such as:

  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Guidance in accessing and accepting assistance from helpful organisations
  • Developing problem-solving skills
  • Looking for a job (i.e. putting together a CV, developing interview skills)
  • Motivation
  • Encouragement in voicing concerns
  • General conversation (creates trust and reliability)
  • Up taking activities and participating in exercise and hobbies