At Norman Galloway Homes, we pride ourselves on our history of providing not only a safe and supportive environment but also high-quality accommodation for former unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are now over the age of 18. This vital service has been one of our cornerstones since our establishment.
Our specialist accommodation for these young people goes beyond the basic provision of safety and comfort. The residences are high-specification houses of multiple occupation, located in favourable neighbourhoods, equipped with all the necessary amenities, and maintained to the highest standards. This commitment to quality ensures that these young people live in an environment that not only caters to their basic needs but also aids in promoting a sense of self-worth and normalcy amidst their challenging circumstances.
These young people are often facing the unsettling process of awaiting the resolution of their cases by the Home Office. Whether their asylum cases are still under deliberation, or they’ve been granted the right to remain and are awaiting move-on accommodation in social housing, we aim to provide stability, comfort, and a supportive environment during these uncertain times.
At Norman Galloway Homes, we firmly believe in going beyond the provision of accommodation. Our comprehensive support services include life skills training such as cooking and cleaning, understanding tenants’ rights and responsibilities, community integration, and access to education, employment, and training opportunities. Our in-house jobs program has been particularly successful, with several of our residents achieving full-time work.
Our close collaboration with leaving care personal advisers and the voluntary sector in Nottinghamshire ensures a well-rounded approach to the support we provide. This partnership enables us to deliver a service that is flexible, adaptable, and effective in meeting the diverse needs of these young people.
Further enhancing our service is the use of the Berri system. This evidence-based tool helps us identify and monitor the needs and strengths of our residents, allowing us to tailor the support we provide. This all-encompassing approach to care and support has been instrumental in helping our young people navigate this challenging period of their lives with dignity and optimism.