Working with children in care and care leavers
Isle of Man
St Christopher’s is proud to have been working in partnership with the Isle of Man Government, Department of Social Care and Manx Care since 2004. Our services in this region are wholly contracted to the Isle of Man Government.
Our initiatives on the Isle of Man include:
- Semi-independent community living, providing supported transition to independence and adulthood
- Supported lodgings – individuals, couples and families who open their homes to provide accommodation to 16-18 year olds in need of support
- Link workers providing a young person-centred, joined-up service between our children’s homes, aftercare services and supported housing team to prepare to support young people in their transition to semi-independence
- Smaller children’s homes – flexible and adaptable care tailored to the individual needs of young people
- Community intervention – working with young people at risk of offending or admission to the secure care home, offering family group conferencing, mediation, restorative justice and group work
- Education day support – helping any young person in our care to get back into mainstream education or training
Services offered on the Isle of Man
Children’s homes St Christopher's has a long history of providing residential homes for children ...
Semi-independent accommodation and support Semi-independent services prepare young people for living independently when they leave care.
Support Into Employment Support Into Employment helps care leavers navigate the complicated world of job ...
Outreach services We run specialist education services, therapeutic support and community outreach projects, all ...
Meet the team
Head of Aftercare Services Isle of Man
Helen has 25 years' experience working with young people and adults working in various residential settings for both private and charitable organisations, looking after young people with challenging behaviour. She has worked for St Christopher’s Isle of Man since 2004, managing numerous children's homes before becoming Head of Aftercare Services and looking after services for 16-21 year olds.
Director of Operational Services Isle of Man
Anne has had a 40 year career in social care with experience in local authority social work, residential care, special needs housing, homelessness, and care leavers accommodation and support. She has an established practice base and qualified as a social worker in 1979. Anne holds a Diploma in Management from the Chartered Management Institute and has been significant in developing services in partnership with the Isle of Man Government.
Head of Children's Residential Services Isle of Man
Steve started his social work career in 1990 following a number of years of voluntary youth work and a role with the island’s Youth Justice Team. He now has responsibility for children’s homes on the island including the secure care home, of which he oversaw the redevelopment. He established the Streetwise initiative working closely with the police and has played a key role in the Missing Persons Group.