The Helm Model

The Helm Model

Here at Helm, the young person is at the centre of all we do. We utilise a range of strategies alongside our training programmes to ensure our young people are given every opportunity to develop their full potential and achieve their dreams.

The Keyworker Model

Young people will work with several members of staff during their time here, so they are allocated a key worker who provides continuity of support, reviews progress and gives feedback through a weekly one-to-one meeting. All students start their day with their key worker and complete core skills with them. This helps the individual to settle in quickly and provides a primary contact for both personal and training issues throughout the programme.

The Holistic Approach

Helm delivers a holistic, person-centred approach to learning and development which recognises that it is essential to provide students with the skills to function in all areas of their life: to allow them to make choices, to encourage a sense of responsibility and involve them in making decisions that affect their own future.  That approach is reinforced by projects that run alongside the training programmes, to offer students access to additional one-to-one support and coaching during their time in Helm. This is delivered by the Wellbeing Manager, where a need has been identified by the Keyworker. The expansion of the Holistic Model can be seen in the Community Mentor and Family Outreach Programmes so that we can ensure the changes young people make in their time at Helm are sustained in the home setting and beyond in their future life choices.  It is consistent with the Scottish Government’s Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) assessment model and uses the SHANARRI indicators framework.