Ivy Mews 16+
Ivy Mews 16+ is a residential setting which meets all the criteria of mainstream residential care but is more suitable for those who are nearing the end of their current placement and are preparing to live independently.
The aim is to enable young people to develop the skills and resilience they require to assist them in becoming successful in their move towards independent living.
Each apartment has a separate bedroom, toilet and shower room, and either a combined living room and kitchen or living room and separate kitchen. The apartments are fully furnished to a high standard and are newly decorated for each new admission.
Each apartment is fully independent with its own entrance and utility meters. Central heating and hot water are gas operated with an electric power shower.
Each apartment is fully alarmed and there are CCTV cameras monitoring the premises at all times. The main gate is operated by electronic code and there is an intercom system to each apartment from the main gate.
The project draws on supports from the community and each young person is assigned a Keyworker. The Keyworker’s role is to enhance the confidence and skill levels of the young person and work towards independent living.
The project is primarily an educational transitional project to cater for those young people who are preparing to live independently but who need some further support and skills enhancement to facilitate their move to independence.
Rainbow Community Services have been in operation in the local area prior to this project opening and have developed contacts with community based support services. These include employers who are willing to offer young people the opportunity of work experience.
Rainbow Community Services also has the ability to offer a continuum of effective transitional care for each young person from mainstream residential care based in Smithstown Lodge to our highly innovative Ivy Mews independent living facility in central Drogheda.
Child Safeguarding Statement: Ivy Mews 16+
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Child Safeguarding Statement Ivy Mews 16+