Goddess Living CIC Provides Supported Housing For Care Leavers accommodation for Care Leavers 16-19 Years.
The Right Support, Right Supported Housing, Right Alternative to a Hostel Environment
Sage House is Semi-independent Group Living provided by Goddess Living CIC, a Community Interest Company which caters for four 16-19 year old young women care leaveres. Specialising in trauma informed emotional wellbeing for care leavers and young single homeless women only, in a safe and comfortable environment. Sage House has been designed to provide an environment that promotes independence, resilience and respect. Our Trauma–Informed Practice is a strengths-based framework grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma and creates opportunities for young people to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
Each young person will have a support worker who will be available to them throughout the day, and a manager will be on call during the night.
We have staff on duty throughout the day. The night is covered by an on-call manager and tenants have the number available to them twenty-four (24) hours a day. All staff will undergo checking and clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with the appropriate references received before they are offered employment and have an induction to ensure that they have sufficient skills and knowledge to carry out their duties within Goddess Living.
The staffing team are all females who have skills to cater for the complex needs of the customers. All staff will have gone through an induction process; there is also further training carried out regularly to enhance the skills and knowledge of the staff to ensure that they are equipped to work with women who may have complex needs.
The staffing team ensures that the majority of the cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds of the women are catered for. Our staff work towards empowering young people so that they will be able to live within the community with a sense of pride, sense of belonging and social responsibility.
We are committed and passionate for young people to have an impactful and positive life. T
Our Pathway To Independence Includes;
- Personal and social development: Through which women develop social and emotional capabilities, including determination, self-control, persistence and self-motivation.
- Social and emotional capabilities: Soft skills or non-cognitive skills, communication, creativity, confidence managing feelings, problem solving, leadership skills, resilience, and self esteem.
- Developing social, communication, and team working skills: The ability to learn from experience, control behaviours, and make good choices; and the self-esteem, resilience, and motivation to persist towards goals and overcome setbacks.
- Educational development and achievement/career success: Participation in training, literacy and numeracy, language participating in community courses, and activities, taking advice on services to improve education, budgeting and tenancy support.
- Being Healthy: Transforming care services for women with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs
- Positive relationships: Those which can also be measured and valued by other women, by accessing public services, local communities, and family networks and by having positive relationships, with involvement in meaningful, enjoyable activities.
We specialise in trauma informed emotional wellbeing support and housing related support for care leavers between the age of 16-19 years old.
Our aim is to create better outcomes and a positive pathway for care leavers to become independent.
We take placements either on an emergency, short term or long term basis. We welcome service users such as those leaving care, victims of modern day slavery, homeless, vulnerable to Child Sexual Exploitation, vulnerable to repeat offending and unaccompanied asylum seekers and victims of modern day slavery.
Our Semi Independent Training Includes
- Shopping and meal planning
- Managing finances including budgeting and paying bills
- Food preparation and cooking
- Personal hygiene
- Health & Safety within the accommodation
- Personal hygiene
- Setting up utilities
- Claiming welfare benefits (where appropriate)
- Accessing and maintaining education, training and work opportunities by ensuring the young person has access to guidance and support
- Relationship Skills
- Supporting to find and make a planned move on to other suitable affordable accommodation
- Social Integration
For more information please do contact us, visit our website and view the documents in the downloads section of this page.
Step Down Service for women with mental health needs
We also support women 18 years plus who are in need of supported Living.
At Goddess Living CIC, we believe that women with mental health issues leaving hospital require a seamless transition and a specialist therapeutic, safe environment for them to recover at their own pace.
We accept mental health customers who are preparing for discharge from an inpatient unit, as a transitional service to support them as they prepare to return to living in the community (step down). The service provides 4 beds in an open, co-living home-like environment, with 24 hour staffing.
We are proud to have created an environment which is as family-like as possible, which promotes rehabilitation, building relationships and community integration. Each individual will have their personal key worker to support them with their individual needs.
For more information about this service please visit our website and view our brochures below in the downloads section.