How We Work

CURA offer a Person-Centred approach, which utilises the Young Persons Recovery Star to measure and review Outcomes agreed in partnership with Staff, Young People and their Families.

We accept referrals from Youth Offending Teams (YOT), Leaving Care Teams, Adolescent Mental Health and Forensic Services. We will request detailed key information regarding each referral prior to undertaking an assessment.

Referrals will be discussed weekly in our Multi-Disciplinary Referral Meetings where a decision will be made regarding which team members would be most suitable to undertake the assessment. We aim to decide on suitability of placement within two weeks of receiving the referral.

Prior to undertaking an assessment, Young People will be contacted to advise them of the date and time of the assessment and to obtain contact details of any family members/carers or significant others they may wish to be involved in the assessment process.

Detailed Assessments are completed by at least two Team Members, focussing on the following eight key areas as identified in The Young Persons Star:

  • Semi-Independent and Supported Living
  • Accommodation
  • Work and Learning
  • People and Support
  • Health
  • How you feel
  • Choices and Behaviour
  • Money and Rent
  • Practical Life Skills

A further meeting will be arranged with the young person and Family/Carer or Significant other to agree an Interim Support Plan to facilitate the transition into our service, at this point a Key Worker will be identified. A one-page profile will be completed with each Young Person and carer within the first four weeks of their stay, identifying:

  • What is important to the individual.
  • What is important for the individual (i.e. What does good support look like?)
  • What people like and admire about the individual.

Each of our Young People will develop and continuously review their own Person Centred Team Plan. Once a Young Person is offered a placement, they will then become part of that core team and the plan will be shared with them, which includes one page profiles already developed by staff members.

The Young Person will be expected to engage with their Key Workers on a weekly basis to complete further assessments including detailed risk assessments and to regularly review and update their individual support plans.

Each Young Person will be supported to develop their own weekly planner, which will include educational activities, social & recreational activities, activities of daily living, physical health & wellbeing and Key Worker Sessions.

CURA aim to work in partnership with our Educational Counsellor to provide a flexible and creative approach towards meeting national guidelines for provision of education, building on individual strengths & talents, linking in with the Young Persons identified targets and goals.

Cura’s Workshops

Cura are proud to introduce their forthcoming workshops, the aim of the workshop will be to tackle the issues that our Young people face today.
Workshops can be tailored over short or long periods of time.

  • Radicalisation and Extremism
  • Gang Crime
  • Knife Crime
  • Substance misuse
  • Anti-Social behaviour
  • Alcohol awareness
  • CSE and Grooming

Respite Care

Cura Living also offer a respite service for young people. This service allows young people to stay with us temporally. During the time they are with us we ensure we plan activities to keep young people engaged and enjoy their time with us. We want young people to have a safe and secure place where they can feel comfortable and receive consistent support.

Safe Environment

On site support from experienced team members who will strive to enrich the quality of conditions needed to maintain our young persons’ safe environment.

Farhaan AhmedManaging Director


At CURA we aim to provide our Young People with choice and control over where they live by working closely with our local housing providers both private and council run to source accommodation that is safe, warm, clean and comfortable and reflects the tastes and preferences of the Young People living there.


Our Young People will be supported to identify their hopes and ambitions and set sustainable, achievable goals utilising the Young Person’s Star. Through this collaborative, we will focus on outcome areas;

  • Accommodation
  • Work and learning
  • People and support
  • Health
  • How you feel
  • Choices and behavior
  • Money and rent
  • Practical life skills

This tool will be the focus of one to one key worker sessions enabling staff and the Young Person to review progress and set new goals and targets and update support plans.


Weekly and daily care plan logs are put into place and weekly reports are compiled for internal and external care managers.

Our care plans are reviewed weekly in house and every three months with the external professionals.

We will send a manager to all external Looked After Child reviews and invite care managers to in house reviews.

Our Young People also play a crucial role in evaluating their own performance and success and ensuring that they remain in the driving seat of all intervention planning.

Within our packages of care, we offer:

  • Daily/Weekly sessions with a professional psychotherapist as needed
  • Mental health assessments and liaise with external community mental health teams
  • Weekly contact with in house career development manager
  • Daily support to attend education or training provision
  • A daily entertainment programme
  • Daily sessions with our expert mentors in offense focused behaviours
  • Daily self-esteem work through interactive sessions
  • Independent living skills programme including cooking, budgeting, cleaning routines, personal hygiene and social interaction
  • Weekly feedback and goal setting with the young person
  • Life Story Work


All or placements have the option of being adapted into a tailored step down programme as we are cautious our young people develop at.

Through the assessment and review process we will assist our young people to become independent and functioning adults.

We will support them to secure a tenancy of their own and offer a period of outreach support within their first months of independence to assist them to make a smooth and safe transition.

CURA has the collective experience and expertise to address the issues and systemic problems in relation to all the areas below:

  • Prolific offending
  • Non-Engagement
  • Challenging behaviours
  • NEET
  • ETE
  • Social Exclusion
  • Drug/Substance abuse
  • Violence and Aggression
  • Schedule 1 offenders
  • Gang Affiliation
  • Anger Management
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Mental Health Issues
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