SEMI-INDEPENDENT ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUNG MOTHERS AGED 16 + AND THEIR CHILDREN & YOUNG FEMALES
Who We Are
Project 43 is designed to support, house and educate young
or expectant mothers,young females and UASC females age 16+ and their children. We are equipped to support those young mothers who have been risk assessed (by the placing authority)
as being low to medium risk of offending or displaying serious aggressive and challenging type behaviours and who are in the care of, or in the process of leaving,
local authority care, or those in particularly high need of homelessness.
Project 43 will provide supported accommodation combined with a programme of life skills-based education and support.
It is a unique concept brought about after many years of professional work with youngparents and our director becoming a young parent herself at seventeen.
It provides an innovative, holistic and focused approach to supporting young mothersand their child/ren in every aspect of their lives.
PLANNED OR EMERGENCY PLACEMENTS
Project 43 are able to accept planned and emergency placements. Ideally planned
placements are preferred with referrals being received 7 days in advance. We
understand that in certain circumstances due to crisis or a previous placement
breakdown this may not be possible.
Emergency placements are accepted 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and our duty
manager will aim to respond to them as quickly as possible.
Assessments regarding the suitability of referrals and factors that will be considered will include: support needs and circumstances of young mothers and their child/ren, any risks posed by the young mother and the vulnerability of the young mother andtheir child/ren as well as any other young people currently in placement will also be considered. Where appropriate the referring local authority will be asked to provide a copy of the young mother’s pathway plan, or any other information that would help identify any risks, vulnerability etc.
The placement plan will be created by the Local Authority in partnership with the
Project’s management team and the young mother. Placement planning meeting will be convened within 5 days of the start of the placement. The placement plan will include things such as: the expectations of the placement, the expected standards of behaviour in the placement, arrangements for education and training, the young person’s daily routines, curfews and overnight stays, leisure, faith, contact with birth family, arrangements for health (including emotional health)
and dental care including discussions about consent to treatment.
Project 43 works to develop young mother’s aspirations, ambitions, parenting, health,
education, relationships, self-confidence, self-worth, life skills, employment skills,
perception, attitude and social skills.
Each young mother is treated as an individual with their own personal development
plan for themselves and their children, for some this may involve a minimal or more
focused approach whilst for others they may have serious issues they need to
Project 43 encourage Placing Authorities, Monitoring Officers, Commissioners and
other Professionals to visit our Project regularly, to understand the needs of our young
mothers and their child/ren, be part of our family, make positive contributions and to
break down the barriers that young mothers may have with professionals.
GET IN TOUCH
project43 is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today. If you require our statement of purpose please contact us.