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Barróg Healthcare provides a bespoke service to children, young people and vulnerable adults in differing settings, each intervention tailored to meet the specific needs of those referred.

 

General Features:

Our service aims to provide a positive experience for young people as they grow and develop into young adults.  

Barróg Healthcare staff are committed to assisting and supporting children and young people who require extra support to live a full and active life.

We offer a combination of packages, including, accommodation, individually tailored support hours, mentoring, advocacy and guidance for education, training, development and housing applications. 

A bespoke proposal is implemented based on detailed planning and multi-agency working with all professionals involved to optimise a smooth transition for all those referred.  

We have a range of support level options and these are designed to be on a phased reduction plan, which encompasses outcomes and targets are achievable for the young person and incentive-based goals are realised. 

Our outreach service can be a ‘stand-alone’ service, or lead to a transition into our Aftercare service, whereby we can enable a young person to be supported through their journey from residential or fostering provisions to an aftercare placement. This approach maintains joint working, in partnership with the referral agency team and minimises the young person’s anxiety that derives from change in service provision. 

 

 

 


What We Offer:

Our service offers placements to children and young people within or on the edge of care and vulnerable people including those with a disability. Our key focus is to ensure that all our clients are empowered to achieve realistic goals and ambitions and are supported in a way that meets their unique situation.

The following outreach packages of support are offered (as their needs change, a young person can move through packages): 

  1. Transitional outreach packages: working in partnership with current placement providers and 17+ supports to ensure a smooth crossover between care placements. 

  2. Education based outreach package: mentoring, emotional and practical support focusing on education and positive activities, includes a detailed outcome-based action plan implemented to achieve positive tasks and note progress. 

  3. Wellbeing support package: mentoring, emotional and practical support focusing on wellbeing, mental health, attending appointments and positive activities, includes a detailed outcome-based action plan implemented to achieve positive tasks and note progress.

  4. Holistic outreach package: mentoring, emotional and practical support focusing on both education and wellbeing, includes a detailed outcome-based action plan implemented to achieve positive tasks and note progress. 

  5. Intensive support package: high-intensity support, often focused on avoiding placement breakdown. Focus on engagement and building relationships as well as dealing with immediate crisis.

In addition to the above we are able to offer tailor-made support packages as requested by the referring agency to suit the individual needs of each individual young person. Post 18, young people in outreach are eligible for our Aftercare Service, which includes accommodation.

Features of Support:

  • Our support staff are experienced in encouraging young people, through gentle coaching and suggestion to enter into routines in completing tasks.

  • We aim to maximise a young person’s full potential and to build confidence and self-esteem. 

  • We use a comprehensive assessment process that provides guidance towards attainable skills and allows young people to be able to record their achievements in these areas.

  • To identify and access where applicable, external support agencies, such as support or substance and alcohol misuse, self- injury and mental health agencies. 

  • Enable and actively support the young person to develop positive peer group relations and appropriate relationships with authority figures. 

  • Clients are guided in the use of financial services and supported to ensure they are receiving appropriate financial support.  

  • To maximise the potential of each individual, working with them to build or rebuild positive self-esteem.

  • To provide a safe, stimulating environment in which positive responses can be made to the social, cultural, developmental and psychological problems experienced by any young person. 

  • To restore, encourage and maintain the highest standards of personal, physical and mental health and hygiene for all the young people. 

  • To provide a programme to enhance moral, cultural, social, educational, spiritual, religious and overall development of all individuals who are placed with us. 

  • To encourage young people to acquire skills through learning formally and informally, and to use those skills to procure further learning and employment opportunities. 

  • To assist, support and encourage self-development and the acceptance of duties associated with being a responsible member of our society. 

  • To help young people to refrain from unproductive behaviour and to participate in activities which are conducive to their short and long-term goals. 

  • To support young people to challenge or overcome problems associated with rejection, frustration and persecution on any grounds (i.e. age, gender, sexual orientation, and race). 

 

 

 

 

Aims & Objectives:

Our service recognises the obstacles and challenges that face children and young people today.

We believe that providing children and young people with positive role models and empathetic, dedicated experienced workers, we can equip them with the skills required to thrive in the wider community.
 

We specifically focus our work with young people in the following areas:

  • Positive activities

  • Education/training support (both accessing and managing education or work)

  • Attendance at appointments

  • Budgeting Skills

  • Home Care Skills (e.g. Shopping, Cooking, Cleaning)

  • Challenging anti-social behaviour

  • Managing relationships

  • Overcoming boredom and isolation

  • Self-identity

  • Self-care skills

  • Help in accessing/attending identified therapeutic/ mental health supports and aiding young people through the process.
     

We recognise that many children and young people have experienced trauma in their lives. Moreover, we recognise that they will make mistakes and their adjustment to our support may be challenging and difficult. Our organisation is fully committed to working with young people in times of both calm and crisis, to allow them every opportunity to fulfil their ambitions and potential.