Support provided to each client is dependent on the individual’s needs. Upon placement, each young person is assessed via our comprehensive support needs planning tools. A tailor-made action/support plan is drawn up in conjunction with the referring agency.
We can help with a wide range of important issues that affect young people, including:
Young people are allocated an appropriate key worker, who will act as the main point of contact throughout the duration of their stay. The key worker develops a tailored support programme and is responsible for ensuring that the young person’s needs are met in the best way possible.
Upon arrival, each young person is welcomed by staff, who ensure that all essential provisions are in place to allow them to settle comfortably. A key worker is allocated, and they work together to define the support programme for the young person. Following this, we expect that they engage in scheduled weekly support sessions to help them achieve their agreed targets.
Support sessions include a balance of specific 1-to-1 skill development sessions and group exercises, provided at times that are convenient for our young people (often weekends and evenings). Our flexibility outside of traditional office hours results in good levels of engagement. It also improves attentiveness, which allows young people to attain maximum benefit from each session.
Peepal Tree has built up a wealth of support knowledge, and we have extensive community links to assist our clients in the best way possible. At present, we are looking after a range of clients, including care leavers, young offenders, unaccompanied minors, and young people with mental health difficulties. Our endeavours in supporting young people have been consistently praised by referring agencies, and the young people have commented that their stay with Peepal Tree made them feel like they were part of a family. As such, many of our young people remain in contact with us long after they leave.
We continually strive for excellence in all that we do through iterative development and management processes. We hope to continue to excel.