No Limits is excellent – it’s official!

01 January 2014

No Limits has received an assessment of excellent after being assessed under the Quality Assessment Framework for its floating support work with young people and young parents.

This reports provides external validation for the work put in by the whole team but especially for Alison Ward, Manager and Claire Johns, Team Leader

The report goes on to say:

‘The feedback about the service from the young people interviewed was consistently positive as were the examples seen of the support provided by the excellent staff team. The management of the service was also of a consistently good quality. The overall QAF Level A score also reflect the development work No Limits and the service has undertaken in respect of the Access to Tenancy scheme. This has added an additional resource to help improve the outcomes for young people accessing the service

The evidence submitted and information gathered during the validation visit demonstrates that the service is delivering an excellent quality, person centred housing related floating support service. The quality of staff interventions and the management of the service are excellent with a clear focus on meeting the needs of young people and parents. This conclusion is reflected by the feedback from the client interviews and in the staff interviews. The service also demonstrates it is delivering the aims and objectives set out in the service specification and shows good practice in empowering young people to make positive changes in their lives.

No Limits in conjunction with this service has also taken the opportunity to develop and deliver a private sector Access to Tenancy scheme (A2T) which provides training and private rented accommodation supporting young people to gain skills and opportunities to live in shared housing. Although the scheme is not directly funded through this contract the links to floating support have helped enable the scheme to develop. It now provides good housing opportunities for young people at a time when access to social housing for this group has decreased. The links with other No Limits projects including drop in services also enable the floating support to be very accessible to vulnerable young people Southampton. This demonstrates the service is utilising innovative approaches to supporting young people.’