Fleming Gardens is a Supported Housing Project for young mums and young mums to be aged 16 – 25 years.
As well as supported housing our Young Parents Tenancy Support project helps young parents in their own homes to gain the skills and confidence that they need to become effective parents and confident, independent individuals. Our work with young families typically includes budgeting, emotional well-being, parenting skills, the elimination of anti-social behaviour, neighbour disputes, and access to education and training for both parents and children.
We also offer the Freedom program for women, and now Escape the Trap for teenage victims of domestic abuse, these 2 programs are run over a number of weeks at our Bramley Hub, supporting victims of domestic abuse to recognise the signs of domestic violence/ abuse and build positive relationships in the future
Here at Fleming Gardens we offer a number of services for the benefit and support of our service users. The support varies from person to person but can include:
•Accommodation and support with tenancy issues – Accommodation in a safe environment and support with moving on to independent living and successfully managing a tenancy within the local community. A key worker is allocated to work through a planned support package.
•Parenting – Fleming Gardens offers a comprehensive Parenting & Lifestyle Programme that is designed to support service usrs with all aspects of parenting and independent living. Staff have also received training on the Webster Stratton Parenting Programme and a member of the staff team is a qualified Nursery Nurse.
•Smoking Cessation – Our qualified staff can provide this service to our clients in their own home. Smoking Cessation is a seven week programme offering both support and treatment to clients who are committed to stopping smoking. We can arrange a prescription for NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) products and also monitor progress each week and offer support through each stage of the quit attempt.
•Sexual Health – We can advise on all aspects of sexual health from contraception and pregnancy testing to STI’s (Sexually Transmitted Infections).
•Infant Massage – Staff are qualified to deliver infant massage for infants under 1 year of age through the IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage).
•Getting Connected – A programme of learning for young people aged 16 – 25 designed to help them to reconnect with learning and education. The programme aims to enhance self-esteem and emotional skills for young people who are outside of the formal education and training system. It is accredited by the OCR which means that it can lead to gaining a recognised qualification.
We can also offer support in the following areas:
•Accessing education – Support with accessing appropriate education providers, funding, childcare and travel costs.
•Accessing Employment – Signposting to external support and guidance around accessing employment.
•Benefits & Budgeting – Guidance with form filling and how to make a claim.
•Debt advice – Advice and practical support with dealing with debt issues.
•Access to other support services – For example, counselling and drugs & alcohol support services.
•Emotional support & advocacy – We act as advocats for our clients, supporting them with attending appointments with other agencies and services such as health professionals, solicitors and local authorities.
Please get in touch with us to find out more and access any of the support available.