Where there is a requirement to support a family further after their assessment, transitional work takes place to assist them with a staged return back into the community, which can be facilitated by Lancaster Care support workers. Where possible, the same support worker would be retained to ensure continuity and consistency, whilst managing any welfare or safeguarding concerns.
Support could include, liaison with professionals, i.e. benefits, housing, registration with GP, reassurance, self-esteem building, mentoring, money management and forming positive family and social relationships and community networks.
In the near future, Lancaster Care will be facilitating opportunities for further learning and education for service users, enhancing not only their parenting skills, but life skills, incorporating the ethos of the Five Outcomes.