We are a professional, resilient, and kind team that offers bespoke and tailored support to children, young people and their families. We collaborate with various institutions to provide skilled and experienced support workers who can help with the varying and complex needs of our children and young people.
Our Supported Living services are tailored to provide longer-term care for a wide variety of children and young people in urgent need of care and support. These people are almost always those that come from a deeply troubled background and are often here without any form of support network or family. Such young people may be Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) or those who have lost their family. They may need immediate and comprehensive care, support and tools to help provide stability, often for the first time in their short lives. These young people will come from a wide variety of backgrounds, often having recently had to leave their home country without any guidance, support, or any idea on what their future will hold.
At Empower Family Group, we provide homes with 24/7 support through on-site trained professionals that use their extensive skill sets to offer these children and young people a solid foundation on which they can grow and develop. The aim with all children and young people in our Supported Living system is to eventually aid them in moving into their own home, fully able to support themselves with a scaling support network that adapts to their needs. This scaling support network starts with the individual living in our 24/7 staffed homes. When they believe they are ready, they move into a home with support staff on hand 14 hours of the day to help the individual learn and get comfortable with living alone. When they are ready, we help them with purchasing their own home and fully adapting to their new life, the final stage of our process.
We are proud of our resilient professionals who skillfully support and nurture the people we work with.
Our Supported Living Team
Director - Supported Living & Outreach Service Lead
Jamie is the Nominated Individual and Director of Empower Supported Living, working closely to support the Service Manager. Jamie has a wealth of industry experience and successful background in Children's Residential Care and Therapeutic Fostering.
Supported Living Deputy Homes Manager
Katie started working at The Empower Family Group in April 2022 as an Admin Team Member. A year later in May 2023, Katie moved to our Supported Living and Outreach Department. Where she is now working towards her Level 4 Diploma in Residential Child Care.
Care Co-Ordinator & Administrator
Charlie joined the Supported Living and Outreach Team in July 2023 and has a strong background in psychology, with a First Class BH Hons Degree. Charlie is also pursuing a Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification to further enhance their knowledge.
Our Supported Living Homes
Amberwood is a modern, semi-detached house with three bedrooms and is located in Bridgwater, Somerset. This home has a large grass garden with a small patio area. With many facilities local like shops, hairdressers, and takeaways, this is perfect for our young people to gain independence.
Bella is a Victorian styled, semi-detached, four bedroom home located in the centre of Taunton. This home has three floors, an open-planned kitchen/dinner area leading out to a large, enclosed garden. This accommodation is nearby colleges, the town centre and swimming pools are great for the independence for our young people.
Hazeldene is a ground floor flat has two bedrooms with a modern design throughout. The kitchen and lounge are open planned with the beach and pier nearby in Weston-Super-Mare. The flat has a small paved garden that is enclosed.
It is similar to a property that an adult might move into on their own. This helps to give a realistic idea of what independence would look like to our young people.