Twenty Four Seven

Supporting people to develop their independence skills since 2001.

An introduction to our Supported Living services

Twenty Four Seven has been supporting people to develop their independence skills since 2001. We are committed to providing high quality, person centred services that promote the independence, choice, wellbeing and inclusion of the people that we support. We have an excellent track-record for the delivery of services which are designed to assess and develop independent living at the same time as being truly flexible and personalised.

The groups we work with are:

  • Unaccompanied Asylum seekers
  • Young people preparing for independence
  • Young people and young adults with learning disabilities, preparing for independence
  • Young parents who need support to further develop their independence and parenting skills
  • Expectant parents who need support to develop their independence skills and prepare for the birth of their child

We adapt each support package to meet individual needs and offer a stepped approach to ensure that people are given varying levels of support to fit their needs and individual circumstances.

How we work: An outcome focussed approach

Twenty Four-Seven’s approach is person-centred, providing tailored individual independence plans and varying levels of support infrastructure which promote and develop independence, wellbeing and inclusion.

Each resident has a personalised independence plan. Their dedicated keyworker will work with them to devise targets for acquiring the skills identified in their plan. We use a comprehensive ‘independence activity programme’, which has been honed over years of supporting residents with varying support needs to achieve their independence.

The programme covers all aspects of independent living. We provide practical workshops to encourage residents to engage in sessions to learn and develop their knowledge and enjoy a full, varied and active lifestyle.

These activities are intrinsically linked to the five outcomes with the following aims:

One service provider for different needs

We have a range of services for every stage of a person’s development. From one-to-one support with 24-hour-a-day staffing in our shared accommodation, independent living with emergency support in our apartments, to ongoing support and assistance within the service users own home/in the community.

This ‘Stepped Approach’ allows service users to learn new skills and put them into practice before taking the next step when confident to do so. With each step, we reduce the support offered whilst increasing the service users’ responsibility for the properties where they live/move to.

All of our services are staffed by the same team, providing continuity of service as a service user progresses to the next stage of independent living.

Talk to our team

Call us on 01226 766 123 and speak to Paul Hawksworth, Supported Living Manager or Julie Morris

Or email:

We aim to give you a decision within 24 hours once we receive your referral. A Manager will respond to you as soon as possible and will make a decision based on need, risk and the current group dynamic.

How to Refer

''Paul, staff and Shrewsbury House very good. I have my own place because of them''Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker

Planning, reviewing and reporting

Each resident has a keyworker who will work with them to tailor their ‘independence activity programme’ and devise specific support plans for acquiring the skills identified.

Support Plans are reviewed monthly, ensuring development stays on-task and that the support package meets the needs of the individual. We work closely with the Local Authority, local safeguarding teams, police and missing persons teams to ensure all residents needs are being risk assessed and met.

Team Experience

The service is managed by Paul Hawksworth. Paul has over 20 years’ experience of working with children in the care setting and has been part of the Twenty Four Seven team for nearly 15 years. Deputy manager Julie Morris, who has worked for the service for 10 years, supports Paul in the day-to-day management of all of our facilities. Both Paul and Julie hold Diplomas in Working with Children and Young People and management qualifications.

Paul’s role is overseen by Sue Yatgin. As ‘Head of Children’s Services’ and a fully qualified Social Worker, Sue has 30 years’ experience of working in the social care setting and has been with Twenty Four Seven since 2005.

The management and senior team support a team of five full-time workers and five part-time workers. All staff have a minimum of working with children qualification level 3 or are working towards this. Other qualifications within the staff team include working with young people with mental health issues, supporting adults, working with Asylum seekers and child development.

In order to provide continuity for the people we support, we do not employ agency staff.

Information for Individuals

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Shrewsbury House, Penistone

Shrewsbury House provides communal supported living accommodation in the market town of Penistone, approximately 7 miles from Barnsley and 13 miles from Sheffield.

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Staff are on the premises 24 hours a day to support up to six residents in living independently.

Shrewsbury House provides high levels of support to residents to enable them to develop independent living skills, parenting skills (where required) and the skills and confidence to be able to move onto a less supported or totally independent accommodation. With an emphasis on support, Shrewsbury House is not suitable for residents who require ongoing care.

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St Luke’s View, Barnsley

St Luke’s View consists of five self-contained apartments which provide supported living close to Barnsley town centre.

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Suited to people who have some experience of living semi-independently, but who require intensive support to further develop their independence, the apartments provide ideal next-step accommodation for service users who have been at Shrewsbury House, Wilson Street and Gawber Road.

Residents might include young people, parents or adults from the age of 16, who have a learning disability and /or physical disability or residents who are deaf.

Staff accommodation on the premises means that day assessment work and independence workshops can be carried out. Staff are on site a minimum of 8 hours a day and there is 24 hour emergency on-call support for all residents.

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Wilson Street, Wombwell

Wilson Street are 2 x three bedroomed, adjoined semi-detached properties which have two large doubles and one single bedroom.

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Wilson Street is a communal home where residents live semi-independently and learn all the necessary skills to move onto independent living.

It is staffed for a minimum of 4 hours per day, up to 24 hours a day, with the focus on supporting young people, adults and families to look after themselves and their children. All people placed have a Keyworker who works alongside them and the funding authority to establish a needs-led support plan in line with their support needs. We can also provide an ‘enhanced supported living’ package which includes one-to-one support.

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