Sixteen Plus Service


Some young people think of leaving care as ‘the instant expectation of adulthood’. They are suddenly expected to know how to cook their own meals, run a home and manage their finances without additional support.

As a result of this Holly Lodge believes that offering 16+ home before leaving care can be hugely beneficial towards our young people’s transitions. We provide safe, comfortable homes for care leavers, homeless teenagers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, where they can learn the important self-management skills, they will need when they matriculate to independent living.

Our young people are further supported in the following areas.

  • To register with local health providers
  • Access to education, employment and training
  • Support with future housing
  • Access to counselling and support in areas such as drug and alcohol, sexuality, sexual health, anger management, self- harm, safeguarding etc.
  • Financial advice and assistance
  • Access to advocacy services
  • Support in joining the Care Leavers Association and a national voice for peer support and guidance

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