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If you're staying with us at ARC

If you're staying with us at ARC

 

Families Together Programme

 

 

 

 

Some young people come and stay with us for 4-8 weeks for their family to receive additional support. This is an option your social worker can discuss with you.

Our home is The Lakes in Welwyn Garden City and has 3 bedrooms for young people aged 11-17. Each young person has their own room and shower room and there's also a shared bathroom for a relaxing bath.

Before your stay

Someone from our team would come out to meet you and tell you about the ARC and to see if the Families Together Programme is right for your family. If everyone agrees, we would encourage you to come and visit, have a look around and meet the staff and other young people. Each young person is there for their own reasons but our plan is to help improve things at home for when you return.

During your stay

Whilst you're staying with us, you'll still spend time with your family both at the Lakes and at home. We will also help you gradually build this time up for overnight stays at home.

You'll be supported with accessing school, activities and hobbies and we can look at arranging visits with friends. We'll help build your confidence, provide a nurturing environment and develop your skills, whilst your parents are also receiving support to make changes.

The support will continue once you are living together again. Your outreach worker will spend time with each of you weekly to continue what you have been working on, building relationships within the family and learning strategies to manage emotions to make things easier at home.


The Springs Short Breaks

 

 

Some young people can stay for a weekend at our home called the Springs in Watford. If your social worker feels this is the right for you and your family, someone from our team will come and visit you all to learn more about you and how we can best support you.

You might stay for one or two weekends a month, sometimes fewer, and can stay up to three nights before returning home. This will be agreed with you and reviewed regularly.

Outreach support can be offered to help your family continue what you have been working on, building relationships and learning strategies to manage emotions to make things easier at home.