The Bungalow is situated in Kirkcaldy and provides a homely and caring environment for three young people/adults aged 15 to 21 years. This includes provision for both females and males. With a similar ethos to our other community houses the overall aim and objective is to provide young people with high standards of care and support so that they can develop their skills and become Successful Learners, Responsible Citizens, Effective Contributors and Confident Individuals. Approaches are outcomes led with young people having involvement in the setting of their own goals and targets. Young people are either in education, employment or actively engaged in learning opportunities that strenghten their skills for life and work.
“This is an impressive well-led service providing a welcoming, calm and nurturing environment. Staff have good relationships with the young people and provide very good support to prepare them for greater independence and to develop the skills they need to move on successfully. The service is well-thought of by both young people and social workers”
Key strengths include: “Very effective working relationships with other professionals to ensure young people receive the most effective support and a motivated and enthusiastic staff team who develop good relationhips with young people”
Care Inspection Report (Feb 2015)
Building positive relationships with young people is key to ensuring that they make positive progress and draw strength from their experiences and opportunities. Staff are skilled in working with young people who have experienced difficult life experiences and present with an number of challenges. Staff are also experienced in working with young people who present with sexually harmful behaviour and require to be risk managed. The team are clear about the need to balance risks with promoting independence to ensure that all young people progress and access the community in a safe manner.