Catherine Court is Gingerbread’s Young Parents supported accommodation unit, which consists of 7 self-contained flats and 4 two-bedroom properties. We provide 24 hour supported accommodation for pregnant or parenting teenagers ages 16-under 19 and their children, along with teenage couples.
The team of staff comprises of the Manager, Senior Project Worker and 6 Project Workers who work in partnership with The Young Parents Support Service, social care, health visitors, midwives, local housing providers and other specialist services as required. Realistic support packages are developed with each young parent and will include positive parenting, life skills, budgeting, managing a tenancy, education and independent living skills.
We aim to provide a stable and secure environment in a supportive and non-oppressive atmosphere, teaching life skills to parents who may have negative parenting experience, behavioural difficulties, mental health issues or parents whose lifestyle may put themselves or their child at risk.
Our playroom at Catherine Court, used by all the families in the building, gives parents the opportunity to interact with their children in a safe, fun environment.
Catherine Court recognises that teenage parents as also “teenagers” and we do not lose sight of this.
For further information on our service, please contact the Manager on 01782 215656.