Jason joined our residential service in 2001 aged 13 following a number of foster placement breakdowns, risk taking behaviours in the community and a lack of attendance in mainstream education. He initially spent six months within our service catering for young people aged 11 to 14 ½ years. Positive progression through his care plan led to a planned move to our residential service providing support to adolescents aged 14 ½ to 16 years.
Jason engaged positively in his education and fostered good relationships with care staff. Working in close partnership with Jason's social worker, he was supported through his placement leading to a successful progression into our throughcare provision for young people aged 16 to 19 years.
At the age of 19 years, opportunities for Jason to move towards independent living were limited and he recognised that a return to his home area was not a positive choice. Alternative options were explored and in agreement with his local authority, a self-contained flat in West Lothian was purchased by Moore House and let to Jason for 12 months. During this period, Jason secured employment, built up his credit rating and was successfully offered a mortgage of 97%, and took ownership of the property from Moore House at the price they paid for it. At age 20, Jason was the proud owner of his own property. Jason continues to live in West Lothian with his long-term girlfriend, and remains in touch with Moore House