During the initial 2 weeks of your stay, you will be supervised closely. This will involve any time spent away from the centre to be accompanied by a member of staff.
Lancaster Care offers an assessment, which will involve you staying at the unit for a period of 12 weeks; however, this may be extended or terminated prior to 12 weeks if, for example, continued breaking of house rules.
You may be allowed to invite people to visit you at the unit if it has been pre-arranged, and agreed by your support worker and the Local Authority who are funding your placement.

Yes, you will need to pay for your own personal requirements, your child’s requirements and groceries. You will also need to budget for your travel.Do I have to pay for anything?

There will be a Trans/Mid/Interim Meeting throughout the 12 weeks of your stay which you will be involved in, along with weekly Keywork Sessions through weeks 3-10 with you and your Key Worker.

Rules are clearly set out in our Service User Handbook, which is available upon request.

  • Enough appropriate clothes and shoes for yourself and your child
  • Toiletries
  • Any personal items you may need, i.e. photos, tablet, etc.

A babysitting service may be available at an additional cost and must be paid upfront.

We would very much like to hear what you think about our unit, whether it is good or bad.

This information will help us to maintain a high standard of service delivery with your input.

There are different ways that you could tell us:

  • House meeting;
  • Through your key worker,
  • Confidential complaints form;
  • Exit meeting;
  • If you prefer not to tell us yourself, you can get someone else to do it for you:
    • your social worker
    • your solicitor
    • your advocate
    • your child’s guardian
    • another professional
    • a friend
    • OFSTED – (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills)