What does this social service do:
A monitored home is a type of community-based social service designed to provide support and counseling to individuals who have turned 18 years of age and have left specialized institutions for children in order to lead an independent life. They are supported in this endeavor by a team of professionals.
This service is targeted at:
The following services are provided at the monitored home:
Youth who are approved for placement at the monitored home undergo a needs assessment and an individual independent living plan is developed for each of them.
Duration of stay:
The duration of stay at the monitored home is up to one year with the option to extend it depending on each young person’s needs and based on a decision of the Reception Committee. The maximum period of stay is two years.
How to get access to the service:
Applicants must submit a written request to the director of the Social Assistance Directorate responsible for the area where the young person resides and attach a copy of an ID; a copy of a personal outpatient care record, if any; a copy of the decision of a medical consultative committee, local/national expert medical committee, if any; a declaration containing information about family status and income (if applicable). Based on the request and documents attached to it, the applicant undergoes a social needs assessment in order to establish his/her needs of social services. This assessment is reflected in a proposal report. The director of the competent Social Assistance Directorate issues an order authorizing the use of this social service based on the reasoned proposal report and the corresponding deliberations of the Reception Committee set up by an order of the service provider. The committee is comprised of representatives of the municipal administration, the Social Assistance Directorate, the Employment Office; resident services; the team of the Monitored Home, and other institutions working with that target group. The young person can start using the service after signing a contract to that effect.
Terms and Conditions of Stay at the Monitored Home.
Services are delivered by social workers and/or psychologists. Each of those experts is the personal counsellor to one of the young adults residing at the monitored home and provides individual services in planning and achieving that person’s objectives during his/her stay at the home.