All young people coming to the service will have an allocated Case Manager. When you’re getting to the stage where you’re looking at moving on from residential we will meet with you and your key worker and look at what support you need. We will provide the support to manage your move out of residential and ensure that we take care of your support plan. We support you to link in with the wider supports of the Aftercare Service and Transitional Service to help you reach your goals. As Case Managers, we will be with you every step of the way until you no longer require support.
Your Case Manager will introduce you to an Aftercare Support Worker and they will work together to support you in achieving your goals.
They will also support you in;
They will also provide general emotional support and assist you in developing life skills, such as;
One of the services we offer is a range of group work opportunities. We listen to what you’re interested in and what would be useful to you so please do let us know what you would like to do. Our groups are a great way to meet people!
Activities that are always on the agenda are:
Weekly Activity Group
Meets once a week to do something together in the city. A bit of fun and a chance to meet people and plan for future activities. We go to the pictures, bowling, the park for a kick around or festival shows. We often bring a picnic, get an ice cream or go for a hot chocolate and sometimes we can offer a lift to get you wherever we are meeting.
Meets at St John’s Road Group Room and Hub once a month for a social get together. We usually eat together – either cook or order in – and play some Xbox games, have a quiz or even a karaoke session.
Lots of activities for parents and their children here in our Group Room. We meet weekly, often with themed activities, we plan outings and offer information and advice for parents. We also run parenting classes where you can learn about child development and how to manage the challenges of parenthood and how to promote positive behaviour in your children.
Twice weekly drop in at St John’s Road
You are welcome here at the HUB and the Group Room to hang out, play on the Xbox, have a chat and have a bite to eat. You have access to a computer and printer – and staff on hand if you need welfare support, volunteering support or employability support. There is an information point and Edinburgh Leisure Card and Young Scott application forms.
We also organise (or help you to organise) occasional or one-off events such as fundraising, conferences, days out, summer BBQs, Halloween parties and Christmas bashes.
You will be given the most up to date programme of events but remember if it is not on the programme and you want it to be – tell us!
We offer a C:Card service to all the young people we work with. This can be accessed at the drop in on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1.30-3.30, or any other required time. It is a confidential service that can be used throughout Edinburgh and the Lothian’s.