A Typical Placement...
... will last for years, not months.
The first stage of our programme is definitively unique. With four canal
boats and an ocean going yacht, we are able to offer each young person
at least a month spent aboard one of these vessels as a member of the crew. In this
environment, our experienced staff form the relationship
of trust essential to any developmental process - and give the young
person experiences and challenges often entirely foreign to them.
Our unique registered Care Afloat Mobile Facility also allows us to give young people land based activities, while still accessing our educational and therapeutic services.
Crisis Intervention & Short Term.
Do you have a placement in crisis?
Would a short break enable you to take stock, reassess
and make alternative plans?
Care Afloat can offer you;
- Same day placement in our emergency beds in a number of our registered homes and can include a comprehensive assessment if required.
- From 1-52 weeks on board Prilika (our yacht) or Waterworks, Pride, Charmaine and Sharon (our canal boats). Sailing, narrow boat courses and outdoor activities are included.
- Holiday in “Le Care Afloat” our chalet in the South of France.
- Extended adventure based placements in our Ofsted registered "Care Afloat Mobile" facility, which can operate anywhere in the country.
Use our experienced staff, or a mixture of our staff and yours to maintain
continuity for the young person.
Young people can move to any of our solo or 2/3 bed homes,linking closely with our school, Learn 4 Life and CCATS our health provision. Many young people stay with us for 2-3 years or more.
Integrated Care, Health & Education Plan
Key to our long term success is our system of monthly assessments of
placements at our Team Strategy Meetings, including our Educational and
Health Teams who are integral to our provision. Young people can access the
CCATS health Assessment on arrival and their provision is included in the
Our flexibility means that “time out” can be used in times of crisis using members
of the existing team or other staff already known to the young person.
We have never closed a placement at short notice!
24 Hour management cover means all our staff have access to advice and
support after hours.
Young people can move on to a family placement provided by one of our
partners, with on-going support from Care Afloat, or "Moving On",our own independence provision.
Small group holidays.
Use our boats or place in France for a small group holiday. Courses also
available. From 1-4 young people can be catered for. (Please note we require
reasonable notice for this service).