Cove Care Transitions
Over the years, following the incorporation of Cove Care Residential, we have identified a further, crucial area of need: the well-publicised ‘cliff-edge’ drop in specialist mental health services for older adolescents transitioning into adulthood*. This national situation has been responsible for so many young people’s early-onset mental health conditions becoming chronic; acute relapses; poor social outcomes and living on the fringes of society and suicides. As a result, we have introduced our innovative Cove Care Transitions service – ‘CCT’ – to support these young people into early adulthood.
Our innovative CCT service ensures that our specialist residential mental health care doesn’t stop when a young person turns 18. Registered for the 16 to 25 year old group, CCT specifically addresses young people in all of the following ‘transition pathways’:
Delivering mental health and social care services through a multidisciplinary team including in-house Clinical Nurse Specialists, and a wide range of psychological and psychotherapeutic professionals, all supporting the skilled residential support work team, CCT provides professional mental health services, to the standard of in-patient tier 4 CAMHS, within the community in beautiful, homely environments.
A central task for CCT is in ensuring that the clinical aspect of the service does not eclipse the social / residential. This is a delicate balance: many young people need the close support and supervision of qualified mental health care staff but do not respond at all well to an in-patient environment; while others would automatically reject a service that is manifestly ‘professional / clinical’, due to previous poor experiences of these professional settings. CCT professionals ensure that they provide their experienced and highly skilled professional services through a seamless, low-key delivery.
* Reference: Children and Young Person’s Mental Health Coalition (2019): It’s time to put an end to the cliff-edge: meeting the mental health needs of young people.
Residential Support Worker
Residential Support Workers are responsible for supporting other members of staff in the provision of care for young people; ensuring young people retain as much of their dignity and individuality as possible as well as being involved in the general activities of the placement.
The Team Leader will also be responsible for supporting other members of the team in the provision of care for young people, ensuring that they retain as much of their dignity and individuality as possible. This position will also be given additional responsibility to lead general activities of the placement to support the Home Manager.
The Deputy Manager will be responsible for the management and supervision of both the Team Leaders and the Residential Support Worker team, working closely with the Registered Manager who will be on hand to offer support and supervision.
The Registered Manager will be accountable for the provisions of each resident's overall care, working in accordance with their agreed objectives, standards, policies and procedures to implementing and oversee their overall care plan. They will also have full responsibility for the day to day running of the home and supervision of the team.