We recognise that when young people reach 18yrs, it doesn’t mean they are ready or feel ready to manage living independently with all the new responsibilities this brings despite preparation. Often the preparation is rather like learning to drive. It isn’t until being out there, that the reality of what you have learned has to be put into practice and this can be quite daunting for young people. From our experience, young people benefit from having floating support particularly in the early stages of a new transition. We feel that this can be integral to success or failure.
Floating support can offer a young person reassurance guidance and practical assistance. It can also address any difficulties that a young person maybe experiencing before it becomes an obstruction to progressing.
Floating support usually takes place in the young persons own accommodation but this can also take place in the community.
Young people have told us that they feel “ it helps if they know they have got somebody visiting frequently”
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