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New care leavers scheme opens its doors

We’re delighted to launch our brand new care leavers service in Wirral. The new scheme will provide supported accommodation for young people aged 16-18 as they move out of the care system and into more independent accommodation.

Based in the Oxton area of Wirral, this is our second care leavers model, with a third opening next month. These three schemes will provide a flexible support system wwhere the young people can move between the three, eventually leaving our supported accommodation altogether to live independently.

The newly launched scheme will be managed by our dedicated care and support support staff, who will be on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They provide access to education, training and employment opportunities, along with budgeting and cooking skills.

Each young person has their own bedroom, complete with storage space and a safety deposit box. There is a shared kitchen, dining room and bathroom facilities and a large communal garden.

Andy Carberry, Director of Care and Support for Regenda Homes, said: “We’ve been managing a care leavers scheme in the Birkenhead area for over three years, so we’re really excited to launch our second property in the area. We’ve seen some huge successes in our first scheme, supporting young people just out of the care system to live independent and fulfilling lives, and we’re sure we’ll replicate those successes here.”

M&Y Maintenance and Construction, which is part of The Regenda Group, fully refurbished the property, installing a new kitchen and bathrooms, laying parquet flooring and decorating throughout.

Gill Kelly, Managing Director of M&Y Maintenance and Construction, said: “I am delighted that we have been instrumental in turning an empty house into a beautiful home for young care leavers. Making a difference in the communities we operate within is a core part of our service and I am so proud that we have refurbished this property to such a high standard for those young people coming out of the care system.”

Our inhouse development team identified suitable properties and aquired this large house. They identified necessary works to meet the required specification and managed the refurbishment project.  

Kate Carley said: “We were asked to purchase and refurbish properties to create safe, quality housing for young people leaving care in Wirral. The properties needed to be suitable for the needs of the young people and have the facilities and space to provide them with support and guidance, creating a pathway to their independence. I am proud to have been a part of the multi-disciplinary team dedicated to delivering this project and of the positive impact this will have on the young people accessing this service.”

 

 

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