Enthum House has specialist supported semi-independent accommodation for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) aged 16-18 in Eastbourne, East Sussex. We have 14 double bedrooms which we encourage our young people (YP) to make their own, 6 shared bathrooms, 4 kitchens and communal living rooms, two offices and quiet rooms/therapeutic spaces. We have gardens and lots of room where YP can relax, live, learn and enjoy our warm and welcoming environment. The communal areas and front of the building are monitored by CCTV and access is controlled 24 hours a day for safeguarding purposes by our team on duty.
YP are involved in meal planning – shopping, budgeting, cooking, and cleaning up as part of their independent living skills programme. See No. 3.
Access to local and community facilities and sport clubs are vital and form a key part of their Therapeutic Integration Programme (TIP) See No.2. Spiritual, religious practice and celebrations are encouraged and we ensure that YP are placed into schools and colleges as soon as possible. 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 support and guidance for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children as Looked After Children (LAC)