A young Pakistani man aged 17 was placed from foster care into one of our semi-independent houses. He had immigration status issues, had not been in formal education since arriving in the UK aged 15 and was involved in local gangs and possible drug abuse. He was also struggling with personal hygiene.
As well as the accommodation, our support workers helped him with the following:
- Access to education, leisure and community activities
- Household skills such as budgeting, cooking, cleaning, health and safety awareness also sourcing furniture and culturally-specific groceries locally
- Support with registering with doctor and dentist and personal hygiene
- Education on gang culture, drugs, sexual health and legal responsibilities
- Advocated on his behalf with authorities and supported him in meetings.