At Unison Living each young person is allocated a Link-Worker / Mentor to work with on a one to one basis. The Link-Worker will ensure a holistic approach to leaving care support is achieved and will work comprehensively on all areas required with the young person’s after care worker.
We will match the Young Person’s needs to a relevant Link-Worker to achieve set goals. The Link-Worker will be the first point of contact the Young Person can use for whatever support is needed. We believe the Initial assessment, Local Authority recommendations and the progress observed throughout the Leaving Care transition will determine qualitative as well as quantitative levels of support required.
Everyday needs will be catered for as a standard requirement initially and the number of visits and time will be determined on a case by case basis, depending on age and abilities of the OUR AIM young person (variations may occur as and when needs arise, for example accompaniment to appointments)
The Young Person’s Link-Worker will act as an advocate as well as a mentor to the young person and some of the Link-Workers duties will include: Providing advice and support. Drawing up the Pathway Plan and ensuring it addresses any changing needs. Keeping in touch with the young person, and the after care worker coordinating services, linking in with other agencies.
All staff have undergone an enhanced police check DBS, medical check and references are checked and additional ones requested if necessary.