Willowbrook Place Teenage Parent Unit
Willowbrook Place Teenage Parent Unit Promoting Wellbeing, Supporting Independence www.goldinghomes.org.uk FREEPHONE 0800 923 2700 Willowbrook Place Our service Willowbrook Place is a purpose built Teenage Parent Unit offering accommodation and housing related support to young people between 16-21 years old who are pregnant and/or have young dependent children. Located in Maidstone, Willowbrook Place comprises six self-contained apartments, communal facilities including a kitchen/dining area, two sitting rooms and an office. Funded by Kent County Council, the service is designed to help young parents to manage their tenancy, develop their life and parenting skills, encourage independent living and reduce homelessness. Young parents are also given support to move on and settle back into the community if required. The Teenage Parent Service is delivered by Golding Homes Support Services working in partnership with other statutory and non statutory agencies. Our professional team has extensive knowledge and experience of supporting teenage parents. Applicants must: • Be aged 16-21 • Have a child or be expecting a baby • Live in Kent • Need support with housing Referrals Contact Any organisation can refer a young parent to the service. Self referrals can be made. A referral form must be completed and this can be done in a number of ways: Call us Freephone: 0800 923 2700 Local rate: 01622 212600 Email us Send an email to: [email protected] Online You can complete the online referral form which is available on our website: www.goldinghomes.org.uk Once a completed referral form is received we will contact you to arrange an appointment to assess support needs. Generally we will get back to you within five working days but there may be a waiting list for the service. If there is an emergency, such as homelessness or domestic abuse, we will be able to advise you of other agencies that can help while the application is being processed. Willowbrook Place We offer up to 17.5 hours of intensive support each week for up to two years, with three months optional support in the community. It is a confidential service and information is only shared with consent from the individuals concerned or on a need to know basis when there is an identified risk. The Teenage Parent Service provides a range of support, including: Tenancy Management Budgeting is a key factor to help the young parents manage their tenancy. The team support them in developing good budgeting skills. Training, Education, Employment We work with young parents who wish to enter education or find training for future employment by helping them to develop their skills. We also promote active participation in the local community. Health and Wellbeing We promote healthy eating and positive lifestyle choices, and work alongside other agencies to raise awareness of sexual health issues and access to GP and dental care. Childcare Young parents are offered help to improve their parenting skills and knowledge. They are also assisted in accessing child care if they wish to pursue further education, voluntary work or employment. Education and Young Fathers Young fathers may want to participate in their children’s lives and we actively involve them in the service we provide to mothers and children. Domestic Abuse Issues Some of our young parents will be victims of domestic abuse and we offer support in times of crisis as well as work with relevant agencies to promote healthy relationships. Visits to the Teenage Parent Unit Our professional team welcomes visits from partners who would like to find out more about the Teenage Parent Service and the facilities we offer. We would be keen to hear from other agencies that would be interested in working in partnership with us. Please call the team on 0800 923 2700. Room Hire There are a number of rooms at the unit available to partners for use. 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Bengali ) 0800 923 2700 www.goldinghomes.org.uk www.facebook.com/GoldingHomes @GoldingHomes Golding Homes is one of the largest housing providers in the South East providing homes and services to over 20,000 people. FREEPHONE 0800 923 2700 Local Rate 01622 212600 Email [email protected] Whatman House, St. Leonard’s Road Maidstone, Kent ME16 0LS Published in April 2013. This leaflet has been printed on recycled paper.
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