Residential care programs are available in which young people live in a shared house with 24-hour care and supervision provided by trained and caring staff. Like foster care, youth in our residential programs experience a safe, secure and nurturing home environment, and are given opportunities to experience positive change and growth.
Young people learn important life skills while they are in Anglicare Residential Care programs including behaviour regulation, social skills, budgeting, and living skills such as meal preparation and shopping. Attendance at school or participation in training is encouraged, with a focus on re-engaging young people with education if they are not currently at school.
Young people in residential programs are linked into support networks, and recreational and community activities with the aim of supporting future independent living or house sharing arrangements, or transition to other care arrangements such as foster care or returning to their families.
Anglicare residential care programs are funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.