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.
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.