Coaching Into Independence

Our Open Door Coaching Into Independence is available to young people in care turning 18 within a 6 month period and planning to move into supported housing (the EYPP service delivered by Nacro and Peabody).

Our coaches will help young people by working with them for up to 16 hours to support them into their new accommodation. The aim is to help support them to maintain their tenancy, budget and to look at goals and aspiration to ensure a smooth transition.

We are fully flexible to meet the young people at a location, time and place that suits them.The young person will have a choice of coach from our pool of available coaches.

Send us an email at CII@opendoorservices.org with the name of your young person, including their area in Essex, approximate date of planned accommodation move and some times/dates that are suitable for you both.
We will send you the profiles for our available coaches so that the young person can let us know their preference and we can arrange an initial three-way meeting between the coach, yourself and the young person. During this appointment we will explain the service in detail and complete starter paperwork and a referral form if the young person wants to work with the service.
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