Our 16+ Service

Diagrama’s Semi-Independent Living service provides a high standard of accommodation and supportive environment for residents aged 16 to 24 years. We aim to ensure young people are able to develop and maintain respect, self-reliance and self-care skills and enable them to make informed, age-appropriate decisions, concerning their present and future so they can achieve a successful transition into independence and adulthood.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

  • Residential (semi-independence)
  • Outreach
  • Therapeutic services

Services offered are based on an assessment of the young person’s needs.

WHO WE PROVIDE SERVICES FOR

The young people we accommodate and support have varying needs which may include:

  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Mental health issues
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Moderate learning disabilities
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Gang involvement
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Low level sexualised behaviour
  • Attachment disorders

Diagrama is providing this service in close partnership with Liberty Group Ltd, a Thanet based company which specialises in the care, support and education of vulnerable teenagers and young adults through supported living services, outreach and training.

Liberty Group opened its first 16+ home in August 2013 and has seven homes in Thanet, as well as providing training in employment skills, traineeships and apprenticeships.

Together we work on the basis of being a “good parent” – providing structure, support, encouragement and guidance together with emotional warmth. Our staff provide positive role models for the young people we support.

We work, where appropriate, with the young person’s family in order to assist in improving relationships and actively support them to maintain the positive links in their lives.

We also liaise with external agencies to support the work carried out with young people. This includes drug and alcohol services, advocacy services and CAMH services.