Enthum House is a specialist supported semi-independent accommodation for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) aged 16-18 in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
The home has seven individual double bedrooms, three shared bathrooms, two communal kitchens and a shared living room, an office and a therapy room/keywork space. With a communal garden too, we have plenty of space for young people to settle, live, learn and enjoy their time with us.
Breakfast and evening meals are provided and due to the relatively small number of residents, our aim is for evening and weekend meal times to be enjoyed together. The young people are fully involved in meal planning, shopping, budgeting, cooking and washing up (!) as part of their tailored Life-Wise programme.
Access to local amenities, community facilities and sport clubs are vital and form a key part of their therapeutic integration programme. Spiritual, religious practice and celebration are encouraged. Our 24/7 staff team ensures that young people are placed into schools and colleges as soon as possible.
The communal areas and front of the building are monitored by CCTV and access is controlled 24 hours a day by our staff on duty.
The home is warm and welcoming, and we actively encourage our residents to make their mark on their own bedrooms.
We have worked with local authorities and commissioning partnerships to develop this service that supports them to meet their corporate parental obligations and to offer first class services for unaccompanied asylum seeking children as Looked After Children (LAC) under section 20 Children Act 1989.