Community & Aftercare
Our Community Support Service greatly enhances our ability to support young people and their families in their own environments. Our family focused interventions are tailored to the individual needs of the young person and their family. Our initial assessment which can, where appropriate, be facilitated through a short-term residential placement, is conducted using specially adapted assessment tools and techniques.
This is followed by an individual Community Support Package designed to meet the needs of the young person in the community and family setting. This service is complemented by a 24 hour on-call service offered to the client.
In response to an identified need for Aftercare, Daffodil Care Services developed a unique Aftercare Service tailored to the individual needs of each young adult. Ashgrove Aftercare came into being in September 2011 and begins working with young people from the age of 17 in conjunction with the care staff of Daffodil Residential Care Services and other care organisations.
We provide care and support for young adults aged 18 years who have left residential care and/or foster care. We offer four different service options:
Semi-Independent, Residential Care:
“Hollybrook” was first granted registration in May 2012. Located in Artane, Dublin 5, the centre is a large, detached, two-storey house close to a wide variety of services and amenities. Semi-independent living is supported through four completely self-contained apartments and communal areas. Catering for 16 to18 year olds, Hollybrook provides a unique approach in supporting young people in preparing for leaving care.
The house has been upgraded and adapted to the highest design standards to create unique, semi-independent living accommodation contained within the supported therapeutic environment of a children’s residential centre. Facilities include spacious communal living rooms, games room and kitchen along with a private garden and BBQ area.
Hollybrook provides an individually tailored approach to young people offering a wide range of programmes focused on preparing them for leaving care. Hollybrook has a highly skilled and experienced team who build upon residents’ interests and capabilities to foster confidence, self-esteem and maturation.
"Willowbrook" first opened its doors in March 2015. It is located in Swords, Co. Dublin. The centre is a large, detached two storey bungalow, situated on a one and a half acre site, which is fully landscaped, and is close to a wide variety of services and amenities. Willowbrook is a semi-independent residential centre which contains six apartments for young people, communal areas and staff quarters. Willowbrook caters for 16 to 19 year olds and referrals are taken from around the country. The purpose of Willowbrook is to prepare young people for independent living, leaving care and adulthood. The design of the centre reflects its unique purpose and function, with all apartments fully self-contained to include a double bedroom, kitchen and dining area, bathroom with shower and hallways, other facilities include two communal living rooms, a large communal kitchen and extensive gardens with picnic and BBQ area.
Willowbrook provides an individually tailored approach to young people based on a needs assessment. The programme on offer broadly focuses on areas such as; family identity and social relationships, education and training, practical independent living skills, health and keeping healthy and emotional wellbeing and behaviour. Willowbrook is staffed by a highly skilled and experienced team who build upon residents’ strengths and goals for growth in order to foster resiliency.
Supported Accommodation: Where the young adult lives in our two bedroom apartment. Here the young adult can live independently for approximately four out of seven nights depending on their individual needs and staff are onsite on the alternate nights, as outlined in the aftercare plan.
Aftercare Outreach Support is an important component in successfully transitioning young adults to independent living. Continuity as provided by Daffodil Care, through key relationships and a long term commitment to support through this critically important stage in a young adult’s development, ensures that the best outcomes are achieved.
Social Care Training Ireland have published their September to December 2017 training schedule to their website www.socialcaretraining.ie.
They now have over 50 courses scheduled in Cork, Dublin, Carlow, Kerry, Kildare, Limerick and Galway.
13th September: Child Protection - Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
14th September: Child Protection - Swords, Co. Dublin
14th & 15th September: First Ai...