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We are dedicated to helping children on their journey toward independence. Our experienced staff members provide a safe and supportive environment, where children can learn how to navigate the world and how to build the skills they need to reach their goals. In addition, we offer a range of educational resources to help children stay on track with their studies, as well as a variety of fun activities to help them develop physically and emotionally. We understand that each child arrives with a unique set of needs, and our staff is committed to providing individualized attention and care to ensure that all of our children leave with the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.

Journey To Independence

Building Independence 

We are committed to helping young people become independent individuals and reach their full potential. Our experienced staff provide guidance and support to help each young person grow and develop their independence. 

We use a range of activities and programs to promote independence in our young people, such as developing their problem-solving skills, teaching them how to budget and manage their finances, and introducing them to new hobbies and interests. We also provide our young people with the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities in order to help them gain a sense of adventure.

We recognise that each young person is different and has their own individual needs, so we take the time to get to know them and understand what will best benefit them. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for our young people to express themselves, discuss any challenges they may be facing, and explore new opportunities. 

Our goal is to ensure that each young person in our care develops the independence and self-assurance to make a positive contribution to the world. 

Each young persons independence is tracked and encouraged by using not only an independence tracker , but also a method that has been discussed with the young person to help them become enthusiastic about their growth - many of our young people enjoy using reward charts to help them visually see what they are achieving , and also earn rewards alongside of this.

Managing Behaviours & Emotions

At Aspire Pathway Group , we recognise that learning to manage and regulate emotions is an important skill in achieving independence. Through our experienced staff, we help our young people develop the ability to understand and control their emotions in order to make healthy choices and lead independent lives.

We provide a safe and supportive environment where our young people can explore their feelings and express their emotions. We also have programs in place to teach them how to manage and regulate their emotions, such as teaching them how to recognize their triggers and how to react calmly and rationally in challenging situations.

We know that it can be difficult for young people to talk about their emotions, so we strive to create a space where they feel secure and heard. We provide guidance and support to help them understand their feelings and develop the skills to make positive decisions.

In addition to this, the young people in our homes are taught strategies to help them recognize and manage their triggers, as well as techniques to help them stay calm and rational in difficult situations. We also encourage them to express themselves creatively, through activities such as writing, art, and music.

We believe that the ability to regulate emotions is a key factor in helping young people become independent and self-assured individuals. By teaching them to recognize and manage their emotions, we are helping them to make positive decisions and lead successful lives.

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Rewards and positive recognition

We understand the importance of positive reinforcement and reward in helping our young people develop independence. We use rewards, recognition and positive reinforcement to motivate and inspire our young people to reach their goals and strive for success. 

We recognize and celebrate the achievements of our young people, and offer positive reinforcement to help them stay motivated and on track. We reward them for their success and encourage them to strive for excellence.  Many of the young people living with us enjoy using 'Reward Charts' as a way of keeping track of their achievements and helping them to remember the steps towards independence. Each reward chart will be specific to each young person and the areas they may be struggling in , such as tidying their room , brushing their teeth , helping to cook meals , washing the pots etc... These reward charts also include extra incentives should the young person do any of their tasks without needing to be prompted or encouraged by staff - this specifically helps with ensuring that young people are not dependent on staff telling them what to do. Each task will have a different reward which again is decided with the young person to ensure that they are motivated by this chart. 

We also provide our young people with opportunities to take responsibility and practice independence. We give them the freedom to make their own decisions, while also providing guidance and support.  Our young people are encouraged to be a part of the daily home tasks such as cooking , cleaning and taking the bins out - this helps them build a sense of responsibility for the home and therefore reinforces independence skills that they can use when they move on to independent living.

We believe that by encouraging and rewarding our young people, they will gain the self-esteem and confidence they need to become independent and successful adults. Through the use of positive reinforcement, rewards and recognition, we are helping our young people to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

Building Positive Relationships

We understand the importance of teaching our young people the importance of being kind and respectful to others. We encourage our young people to build positive relationships with their peers and with members of staff, and to practise good communication and listening skills. 

We also teach our young people the importance of showing kindness and respect to others. We lead by example, and help our young people to understand the value of kindness and respect in all relationships. 

We work to move our young people away from any socially unacceptable behaviours or possibly negative relationships. We encourage our young people to practice empathy, understanding and acceptance of others, and work to help them develop the skills they need to build positive relationships with their peers and with members of staff. We strive to create an environment of understanding and acceptance, where our young people can flourish and reach their full potential.

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