Transitional Supportive Care FAQs
Please see below some popular FAQs. Should you have any other questions please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Q: What profile do I have to fit to be considered for transitional supported care?

A: You have to be between the ages of 16 and 25 and in the process of moving from child-focused services to adult-focused services.

Q: Will I get to go out into the local community regularly?

A: Of course you will! Clearwater Care believes that it’s really important to keep its residential care service users involved in their local community. Many volunteer at their local charity shops or go to college. Most of them get involved in community-based activities during the week as well.

Q: What skills will I learn in transitional supported care?

A: We teach our transitional supported care service users how to cook, clean, manage a budget, stay safe on a night out, how to find a job and lots of other skills that’ll be useful to them when they come to live independently in the future.

Q: Will I be living with people of a similar age?

A: We always aim to place service users of a similar age into the same transitional supported care home. There’ll be at a most an x year difference between the youngest and oldest service users in any one transitional supported care home.

Q: I have specific dietary requirements. Will Clearwater Care be able to accommodate them?

A: We always talk through individual service users’ menu plans with them so that they get the food that meets any dietary requirements that they may have.

Q: Can my friends and family come and visit me?

A: Of course they can! All we ask is that they let us know in advance that they want to visit so that we can advise them on the best time to pop around. You wouldn’t want them to come around when you’re out at your swimming lesson, would you?

Q: Will I have a say in how I’m cared for?

A: We always sit down and discuss care plans with individual service users so that they can let us know exactly what they want and need from their care plan.

Q: How many other people will I be living with?

A: We like to keep a small, family atmosphere in our homes. Our largest home has 16 beds and our smallest home has 4 beds.

Q: Will I have access to advocacy services?

A: Each Clearwater Care service user has access to advocacy services, should they need it. We have strong links with local advocacy groups and services.

Q: Will I have to share a bedroom with somebody else?

A: Not at all. Each service user is given their own bedroom, which we encourage them to personalise so that they feel as comfortable as possible when spending time there.