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Above and beyond

Before coming to Next Step Independence, this young person had numerous  placements, which failed very quickly and resulted in them being served notice for anti-social behaviour.

We knew that we had to put in place some firm boundaries and clear expectations straight away. We worked with the young person, slowly and patiently explaining the consequences of their actions.  In addition, we put a series of incentives, to encourage good behaviour. This was all done, working alongside the young person’s social    worker, to ensure that every step, supported them in the best possible way.

That was fifteen months ago and since then, we have helped this young person meet the expectations of their placement above and beyond.  We have supported them to undertake and complete a Young Devon Independent Life Skills Course.  They also desperately wanted to open a bank account and apply for a passport, which we supported them to complete these tasks.

“Thank you for not giving up on this young person.  The support you have provided has been above and beyond what we expected.  We wished we had had found NSI sooner.”   Social Worker


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