Aspen House

Aspen House is a semi-independent home providing supported living for 16 to 25-year-olds. It is a large terraced house owned by the Hennessy Group and is staffed 24 hours by a member of our highly-trained team.

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About Aspen House

Semi-independent supported living for 16 to 25-year-olds

The level of support provided will be increased or decreased as required and in consultation with the placing authority to meet individual needs, especially for Young adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, as some may require 1:1 support 24 hours per day.

Our staff team assesses and documents every aspect of the Young adult’s daily living to establish their level of independence and what areas require support to develop.

We use the “Getting Ready for Adult Life” programme (Published by Rainer, National Leaving Care Advisory Service and The Fostering Network).

We also encourage and support our residents in accessing employment, education and training.

Key-working sessions will help Young adults build up skills in areas that require extra provision until a safe level of independence is achieved and Young adults can then be supported in the transition to their own home.

There is no timescale for when a Young adult should be ready for his or her own home. This is done to ensure the Young adult is ready and prepared before taking this major step in their lives. Over this time, they will be set up with their own bank accounts, passport, benefits and anything else you would expect someone living independently to possess.

When Young adults are assessed as ready, staff will begin setting them up in their own homes. This will be a slow transition from semi-independence to a home of their choosing.

Our Aims and Objectives at Aspen House

At Hennessy Group our objective is always to provide the best possible care and support for those we work with. To enable us to achieve the highest standards possible we will:

Provide a house which Young adults can be proud of and feel able to invite family and friends to.

Work alongside colleagues and other agencies to build strong relationships with Young adults and their families.

Provide an environment in which Young adults can be encouraged to develop physically, psychologically, intellectually and socially.

When appropriate, offer specialised support and mentoring from experienced staff who will encourage and enable Young adults to achieve and move into independent living.

Promote the independence of Young adults at all times and encourage them to care for themselves by offering a high level of emotional support and practical help in health and educational/employment issues, cooking, budgeting and household tasks.

ProvideasafeenvironmentwhereYoung adults can reflect on their experiences, stabilise their behaviour, regain control and find coping mechanisms.

Provide the maximum opportunity for each Young adult to mature as an individual, to develop their personal identity and accept responsibility for their own actions.

Provide a supportive environment for Young adults in which, with guidance, they can assess themselves realistically and determine their own options.

Preserve and support the Young adult’s links with their own community by working in partnership with the Young adults, their parents, other carers and those with parental responsibility.

Aspen House SOP
Read the Statement of Purpose