Specialists in head injury case management, rehabilitation and challenging behaviour

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Tel. 01782   613  879  or    07450  833  000

Email. [email protected]


Stavian, 8 The Westbury Centre, Westbury Road, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4LY

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Supported Living for Young People:

Stavian provides therapeutic community based supported living for young people. We specialise in providing services for individuals who have suffered some degree of trauma in their early years, such as sexual, physical and emotional abuse or neglect. As well as providing standard packages of support, our niche is providing specialist intervention, therapy and treatment for a number of conditions including:  

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions

  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome

  • Conduct Disorder

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)

  • Learning Disability

  • Head Injury / Acquired Brain Injury

  • Self-Harm / Self Injury

  • Challenging Behaviour  

1. Independent Living Skills Development - Living skills programmes that teach young people what they need to know to live independently. This includes food shopping, cooking, housekeeping, laundry, budgeting, tenancy issues, accessing local services and supports, stress management, personal care and safety, relationship building, health (including mental and sexual), and drug and alcohol education. Skill building activities are based on needs as identified through a comprehensive life-skills assessment. Training involves a combination of modelling, hands-on experience, one-to-one planned activities and / or group workshops.


2. Education, Training and Employment Assistance - There is a great deal of evidence suggesting that successful education, training and employment outcomes are closely linked to stability, continuity and encouragement. To help improve outcomes in these areas, we assist young people in identifying their career goals and actively engage them in career planning. We use self-determined outcome planning to achieve this.


3. Establishing or Re-establishing Social and Family Networks and Peer Support - we help to build young people’s social networks, social capital, self-esteem and confidence. Where appropriate we support young people to establish and maintain family relationships, including relationships with siblings, grandparents and extended family members, by encouraging ongoing contact and mediating between young people and their families. We also link young people into local youth and leisure activities to facilitate social contacts, help minimise isolation and strengthen interpersonal skills. We believe that peer support can offer young people a different type of relationship to professional help and traditional adult mentoring which tends to be goal focused.


4. Health and Counselling Services

Young people leaving care with mental health, emotional or behavioural difficulties are more likely to experience post care instability, homelessness, poor employment outcomes and deterioration in physical and mental health. We have the capacity to engage young people in health service planning and decision making so that they are prepared for assuming responsibility for decisions affecting their health and learn how to access required services. We have established links and work collaboratively with mental health clinicians, health professionals and health services to improve young people’s access to these services.


"Improving the quality of young people's life experience and helping them unlock their full potential. Helping young people to participate in decisions, make choices and develop preferences to realise their identity, their interests, hopes and ambitions."