Starting Point is a service for unaccompanied children seeking asylum who are involved with Cheshire East Children and Families Team.

Starting Point seeks to find the right accommodation option at the right time on a case by case basis.

We use a range of accommodation options including single and shared accommodation in the community. Young people receive regular Floating Support to ensure that they are growing the skills to live independently and progress with their futures. Children are also supported in accessing health care and education.

We also run a Starting Point community group for children that Cheshire East work with to promote social inclusion. This runs weekly and gives young people the chance to gather socially with peers and professionals in a relaxed environment.

Referrals to Starting Point are made through our Gresty Road office (call 01270 257673) or by speaking to Becky Parke, Housing and Support Manager.