“Outstanding Services For Care Leavers” – OFSTED
The team at PHASE have a lot to be pleased with today. We officially provide an “outstanding” service to young people in our role working with North Lincolnshire Council.
Today, we received the long-awaited report from the OFSTED team who inspected North Lincs Council’s Children’s Services.
As the main providers of services for vulnerable young people in the area PHASE was also part of the inspection.
Along with our colleagues in the Council, our team here at PHASE and our wonderful young people, we’re taking a moment to celebrate our hard work.
Sue Whitfield PHASE Managing Director said:
“We work with some of the most vulnerable young people in the area and our team always strive to provide a great a quality service and this result is recognition for their hard work and passion – Well done”.
Here are some of the things OFSTED said:
“A range of innovative approaches further secure best possible outcomes for children, including the development of a highly effective social enterprise model for the provision of accommodation and support for care leavers, PHASE (Pathways, Horizons, Accommodation, Support and Education)”.
“The local authority has been highly innovative in the way it secures accommodation and provides support services for its care leavers. It has established a social enterprise, PHASE, from which it now commissions all its accommodation for care leavers. PHASE has increased the range of housing options, so that it is now possible for a care leaver to move up a ladder of different types of accommodation before reaching a fully independent tenancy. It is about to expand its provision further to open up new training and retail facilities where care leavers can develop their employability skills”.
“As part of its range of accommodation, PHASE has a complex of flats and houses for young parents, most of whom are care leavers. The aim is to help young parents to develop their parenting skills, and, where there are concerns about their ability, to care safely for the baby. They are given the best possible support and opportunity to achieve this.”
Spun out from North Lincs Council in 2014, PHASE is a local social enterprise. We provide innovative accommodation, support and employability opportunities to vulnerable young people in North Lincolnshire.
Our mission is to provide young people with a positive start to adult life.
As a Social Enterprise we reinvest all of our profits back into services to support vulnerable young people, this has included a new Employability post to help young people gain the skills they need to succeed in adult life.
Find out more about us: www.phasecic.co.uk/about