Jenn was referred to our teenage parent accommodation service in Liverpool whist pregnant with her son. Jenn had been in care and had had in a lot of placements throughout her life.
When Jenn first moved first in she had no parenting experience or experience in managing a tenancy. Her baby was placed on a child protection plan shortly after birth. She lived with us for 15 months. Within this time staff supported J to manage her flat, attend a positive parenting course, complete a parenting assessment and improve her self esteem and self confidence.
Jenn showed an increase in her parenting skills. The independent living skills she learned whilst living with us improved her ability to care for herself and her child and he was removed from the child protection plan.
Jenn successfully moved to her own tenancy, initially with some support from ourselves.
Whilst at our residential project she was supported to access training and education. Jenn has now completed her NVQ 3 in Childcare and been offered a position in a local nursery.