Delivering services to the most challenging and hard to engage young people.

Services

Tailored Services

We offer high quality tailored services to suit the most challenging and hard to engage. We provide a disciplined, structured and supportive environment which enables our young people to learn to live independently; maintaining choice and control over their own lives where possible.

Family Connections

We also have a strong ethos on the development of family connections. Offering mediation and support to bring positive family members into their life, as we believe this is necessary in order to develop the young person for the journey ahead.

Outcome Focussed

Cocoon Care’s service delivery to young people is structured and outcome-focused with individually tailored placement plans developed to address the young person’s independent living, employment, training and educational needs. We also work on developing the skills necessary to overcome issues that drastically affect their behaviour.

Individual Support

All young people placed in this unit will develop individual learning plans and have the opportunity to access various packages to support them alongside their living arrangements..

The young people in our care are provided with an extensive set of core services in order to give them maximum benefit from their time with us.

Our units include the following:

  • Full 24/7 fully staffed unit.
  • Dedicated key workers
  • Alternative education programmes
  • Regular on-site activities with partner organisations
  • One-to-one session
    Targeted Behaviour Interventions
  • Independent Living Courses
  • Person Centred
  • Mentoring
  • Support into Employment, Training and Education
  • Alternative education programmes
  • One-to-one targeted behaviour interventions
  • Accommodation with key work support
  • On-site education – accredited programmes
  • Taking young people from NEET status to that of in employment, education or training
  • Advice and guidance on financial support
  • Full Independent
  • Living Assessment (ILA)
  • Independent living skills
  • Financial management
  • Health and safety in the home
  • Healthy eating
  • Therapeutic interventions

Group Work Programmes/ Offending Behaviour

We recognise that some work better in a group setting and to ascertain the best way of working with young people we offer:

  • Problem solving
  • Controlling impulsivity
  • Money management
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Alternative education programmes

Privacy Safety & Rights

Monitoring is usually conducted visually and if necessary, discreetly, to ensure the child`s privacy, safety and rights. Children`s bedrooms, bathrooms and toilets have lockable doors and are located on the 1st and 2nd floors, away from the day to day communal rooms and staff office. Staff will always ask permission to enter children`s rooms unless there is an emergency such as fire, illness, self-harming or significant harm to others.

Positive Interactions

The units aim for young people to enjoy sound relationships, interact positively with others and behave appropriately. Control and disciplinary measures are designed to help the child. They are applied consistently and fairly and are based on establishing positive relationships with children.

Any incidents are recorded and children are encouraged to write a report, or have their views recorded and sign their name against the report. Within 24 hours, the manager will review, sign and ensure that staff, social workers, and every local authority is informed as necessary. Incidents are reviewed and evaluated by the whole team to identify triggers and alternative strategies for ongoing improvement and staff training purposes.

Sanctions & Rewards

There is a focus on encouraging children/ young people to take responsibility for their behaviour, in a way that is appropriate to their age and abilities. Sanctions and rewards for behaviour are clear, reasonable and fair and are understood by all staff and children/young people. As far as possible and practical, young people are encouraged to participate in agreeing to the home`s rewards and sanctions which are discussed in the House Meetings (usually weekly). Consistent boundaries are reinforced with the use of appropriate sanctions, withdrawal of privileges, not earning extra bonus allowances and ‘time out’ supervised by staff to reduce inappropriate behaviour. These behaviour modification approaches, when combined with positive relationships between the worker and service user, can help significantly to moderate anti-social or inappropriate behaviour.