YOU: a family, creatively empowering people to thrive in their communities
Our vision is for everyone who is in need of our advice, care, and support to have the tools and resources they need for their journey towards the life they want.
In 2020/2021 we:
- Supported 16,253 people across Somerset, West Sussex, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Dorset
- During the year YOU received accreditation to ISO27001, the best practice international standard for information security management
- During the 16 Days of Activism in November 2020, raising awareness about violence against women and girls, 94 Dragonfly Champions were trained, ranging from hairdressers, beauticians through teachers and NHS workers
- YOU’s Dragonfly work was a runner up for the Community Project Award at Basingstoke and Deane’s Place to be Proud of Awards in July 2020
- YOU’s registered care homes and domiciliary care services retained CQC “Good” Ratings across the board
- In Hampshire and Portsmouth, YOU supported 1,468 people with a learning disability to grow in independence, live well, and find work
- Advice Portsmouth provided 4,754 acts of assistance
- Social Prescribing supported 978 people to make connections with organisations and community groups
- Dorset First Point supported 2,075 people to secure their housing and improve their health and well-being
- Across Dorset YOU supported 48 vulnerable young people towards independence
- YOU’s Counselling services assisted 572 people including counselling work undertaken in domestic abuse work
How does our work change lives?
- People with a learning disability live independent lives under their control
- Women, men, and children surviving domestic abuse and hidden violence take back control of their lives, living safely and free from fear
- Young vulnerable people develop to become independent citizens
- People with mental ill health develop new meaning and purpose in their life as they grow beyond the impact of their illness
- People live free of debt, maximising their incomes, with the certainty of a roof over their heads
- People enrich their lives, health, and wellbeing through new interests and connections in their communities
- People feel good about their lives, free from stress and worry
Care Quality Commission
Our Registered Care Homes, for people with enduring ill mental health and learning disabilities, and domiciliary care in the community are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
This means that they regularly inspect our help and support, writing a full report on the quality of each of our services. All reports can be found on our website and we have a “Good” rating across all our work.