Daybreak provides family group conferences for extended families where decisions have to be made with and for an adult member of the family to meet together and make a plan. This can address issues of concern such as domestic violence; physical, emotional or financial abuse; or where a vulnerable adult wants to live.
The meeting is facilitated by someone called an independent coordinator. He or she brings together everyone from the extended family and friendship network, together with professionals who are involved with the adult for whom the meeting is to be held. They meet in a neutral environment, such as a community centre. They hear about the issue, and then are left alone to make the plan. The vulnerable adult must agree to the plan if he or she has mental capacity, and this then becomes the working document for everybody.
Every adult for whom a meeting is to be held will be offered support to participate.