A support service for yoing people in East Kilbride has been praised by care inspectors after scoring top marks across the board in two consecutive inspections.

Up-2-Us Support Service was graded excellent across all quality themes for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced visit. 

The service provides housing support and care to young people up to the age of 25 years. The service is available to people living in their own tenancies or hostels and refuges and to young people and their families living in the wider community. 

The service has three elements: offering support to 35 high risk young women aged fifteen to twenty who may be involved in the criminal justice system, a project working with children aged ten to sixteen to try to prevent problems from escalating, and a resource team open to referrals from the west of Scotland to help children and families stay together. 

A report of the most recent inspection noted: 'Up-2-Us provides an individually tailored service in a compassionate and understanding way that focuses on the strengths people have. Staff were well-trained and knowledgeable and the service was very well-managed.' 

Inspectors felt 'the service works exceptionally well with other agencies in the interests of young people and their families.' 

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: 

'Every person in Scotland has the right to good quality care and support which meets their needs and respects their rights. 

'Where we encounter excellence, it is vital we share good practice so that all support services in Scotland continue to improve and reach the high standards we expect. 

'There is no room for complacency, however, and we will continue to work with this service to ensure high standards are maintained. 

'Anyone with a concern about a service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527, anonymously if needed, and all information given to us helps us plan our inspections. 


You can read the services inspection reports on our care service list.