Utopia Care CIC is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in providing a therapeutic supported housing service for those experiencing complex trauma. The three main groups we support are; care leavers, women who have had multiple children removed from their care and parent and child placements.
We have a genuine sense of purpose and are passionate about improving outcomes of some of the most traumatised groups in our communities. Owing to our own personal experience of the care system and professional experiences of working within Social Care, we are determined to see our service users achieve outcomes that are both positive and sustainable in the long term. We have high aspirations for those we support and approach our work in a way that reduces the occurrence of re-traumatisation and dependency.
We have a team of dedicated Managers, Health and Social Care professionals, Support Workers, an Integrative Therapist and Clinical Psychologist providing a high standard and specialist service throughout our provisions.
As agents of change, our mission is to reduce re-traumatisation by adopting a co-production and strengths-based approach, working with our service users to rebuild their lives and achieve positive and sustainable outcomes.
Etana House is a therapeutic supported housing provision for care leavers between the ages of 16 and 21 years old experiencing complex trauma with additional needs such as poor mental and physical health, substance misuse, involvement with the Criminal Justice System, a lack of positive social networks and exclusion from education or training.
We ensure that every care leaver who enters our service feels happy, safe and settled during their stay and empowered to make a success of the transition into adulthood and become less dependent on services.
This service is a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year provision and will offer an opportunity to step down through our pathway or into independently private rented accommodation.
The Maya Project
The Maya Project supports women who have had multiple (two or more) children removed from their care by Children’s Services due to complex and co-existing risk factors such as; homelessness, domestic violence, substance misuse and involvement in the Criminal Justice system.
Our aim is to support these women to regain control of their lives and prevent further pregnancies which may lead to removal of another child and the damage and trauma associated with this.
We provide intensive therapeutic support and accommodation from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. Evenings, Sundays and bank holidays are covered by support staff providing a Concierge service.
Gaia House Project
Gaia House Project provides support to mothers who are struggling to adjust to motherhood due to their own complex trauma and support needs which may include; being in unhealthy relationships, substance misuse, poor mental health, offending and living in insecure accommodation.
At Gaia House our staff offer time, experience and practical support to the mothers on a 1:1 basis to improve their ability to protect, meet the needs of and care for their child independently.
By us monitoring their progress, local authorities can make well informed decisions about whether a child is best placed to remain with its mother or go into foster care. Staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Utopia Care CIC focuses on eight key areas:
People and Relationships
Physical and Mental Health
Choices and Behaviour
Emotional Support and Well-being
Education, Training and Employment
Practical and Domestic Life Skills
We welcome referrals from all Local Authorities and would be happy to discuss our referral process, vacancies and waiting list with you.