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Bridging the Gap ~ A social enterprise supporting young people to become independent
Everyone needs somewhere they can call home, at Bridging the Gap that is exactly what we strive to provide a warm, friendly homely environment where the young person can feel safe and secure.Bridging the Gap is a Regulated Service.
Young people will be taught the skills they need to sustain their stay with us and enabling them to move on with confidence.
Each young person is provided with their own comfortable room with bed, bedroom furniture, fridge, and a WELCOME pack consisting of all bedding requirements, towels, toiletries, and essential food starter pack.
Each young person will be supported with their independent living skills to prepare them for moving on independently into the community.
This will include but is not limited to; weekly Key Working sessions on; Shopping and Healthy Eating, Budgeting and Benefit advice, Housing options, Sexual Health Advice, and most importantly Emotional Health Needs.
All young people will be registered with the local doctor, dentist and opticians and be encouraged to meet all health appointments as well as CAHMS or Open Road appointments.
Bridging the Gap is a registered "GET IT" Centre and information is openly available to all young people.
Bridging the Gap encourage and support young people in accessing training, education or employment and work closely with Medway Youth Trust.
We have an excellent relationship with Mid Kent College, and can support young people with a smooth transition into college.
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Bridging the Gap is committed to equal opportunities. We recognise and respect diversity and differences
Young people are encouraged to follow their own religion.
A record of their religious denomination is placed on their file, and any religious needs will be considered through consultation with the young person, their social worker, their family and if necessary members of the community.