Aspire Care LAL
Aspire Care LAL

About Us

We aim to achieve a care pathway that results in independent community living, or on to family or carers. We maintain close links with care coordinators and commissioners throughout the pathway, through regular Care Programme Reviews. We think strong lines of communication with all those involved in the care of the young people working with us is vital to ensure timely, effective, safe and sustainable progress beyond the young person’s stay with Aspire Care.

 

Our key aims are to help young people:

  • Manage living in the community safely and independently
  • Engage in meaningful education and/or employment
  • Enjoy healthy relationships with themselves and others
  • Explore their own interests
  • Progress towards a future they have planned and worked hard to achieve

 

We achieve this by:

  1. Improving each young person’s self image by encouraging a high standard of personal hygiene and self-presentation.
  2. Supporting the development of literacy and numeracy skills.
  3. Actively support employment opportunities and the development of a career pathway by assisting with application forms, interview techniques and building on the individual’s particular strengths.
  4. Accompanying young people to medical appointments, job interviews and other important appointments and social activities.
  5. Encouraging the development of interpersonal skills and helping the young person to build a supportive network of relationships with others.
  6. Educating young people about how to best attend to their physical and emotional wellbeing, for example, by supporting them to take prescribed medications and safely plan, prepare and eat a balanced diet.
  7. Providing emotional and psychological support both in and out of therapy sessions.
  8. Collaboratively implementing behavioural incentive plans making use of positive behavioural principles.
  9. Supporting each young person to succeed in activities of daily living such as planning and completing their weekly food shopping.
  10. Enabling young people to manage their finances independently.
  11. Supporting young people to access appropriate funding as applicable and provide advice on benefits and benefit applications where appropriate.
  12. Motivating young people to ensure their accommodation is kept clean and organised.
  13. Helping young people maintain their personal security and the security of their home through advice and practical guidance.
  14. Supporting young people to establish and maintain contact with important family members and relevant social networks where appropriate.
  15. Support young people to reduce their risk of offending or becoming a victim of other people's offending.
  16. Enabling young people to better understand their emotions and regulate them, utilising skilful coping strategies in managing their distress and periods of difficulty.