The Young Person's Drug and Alcohol Floating Support service is a flexible support service offered to young people in their own home (which maybe the parental or a carer's home). The aim of the role is to engage with difficult to reach 16-18 year olds, supporting them to recognise their issues and take positive steps towards addressing them. The service works closely with many other agencies and will refer into specialist services when appropriate. Also, if it is constructive, the service will extend to parents and carers in the hope of stabilising the young person's housing situation and prevent homelessness.

The service offers support with:

  • Homelessness prevention
  • Supporting the young person to retain their current accommodation
  • Liaising with housing officials and private landlords
  • Sourcing, applying for and moving into accommodation
  • Accessing specialist services and appropriate external agencies
  • Understanding and managing drug and alcohol issues
  • Maintaining contact with drug and alcohol services
  • Accessing employment, education and training opportunities
  • Maximising income to reduce debt and manage finances
  • Budgeting and debt repayment
  • Development of daily living skills to gain independence
  • Participation in the local community with the view to encourage social inclusion
  • Gaining knowledge of rights and responsibilities

This list is not exhaustive!

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