Next Stage for Fostering (Ltd) was established in November 2015 as an Independent Fostering Agency. Next Stage for Fostering is a private limited company and is registered under the Companies Act 1985 (Company Registration Number 9860746). Ofsted registration number URN1241412. In September 2017 the agency received a “Good” rating from Ofsted.
Next Stage for Fostering forms part of the established Next Stage Group which was founded in 2001 and has an excellent track record in providing support and care to vulnerable children, young people and adults. The Next Stage group has a vast array of knowledge, experience and expertise which can be shared across the group ensuring the highest quality of service is provided.
The Next Stage group has 4 care provision services:
Next Stage ‘A Way Forward’
Next Stage ‘A Way Forward’ provides Community and Residential support to vulnerable adults. The community element provides care and support to adults who wish to remain in their own homes and have their own independence. The service users are supported and enabled to manage their own homes.
The Residential Units are bridging units for adults who have usually moved from an intensive support setting and who still require 24/7 support as they currently lack certain skills needed to live independently in the community. The goal of the residential units is to provide adults with the skills and knowledge they require to eventually live independently within their own community.
Next Stage Youth Development
Next Stage Youth Development provides support to young people aged 16 plus who are vulnerable and have complex needs. The service has residential units which provide apartment style tenancies with 24/7 support. The aim of the service is to support and assist young people to acquire the necessary skills to enable them to successfully move on to their own tenancy. The service also supports young people who have their own housing tenancy within the community.
Next Stage 4life
Next Stage 4life provides four high quality purpose designed children’s homes. The homes offer care to children/young people, aged 8 to 17, with complex needs and who at this time are unable to live within their own family or within a foster placement.
Next Stage for Fostering
Next Stage for Fostering provides Local Authorities with a diverse range of Foster Carers who are assessed, supported, supervised and trained to the highest standard, to enable them to provide first class foster placements for children/young people.