This is our ‘flagship’ placement, operational since 2008. It is a large, detached residence with provision for 5 young people and the staff team.
The placement provides easy access to Telford centre (4 miles), Shrewsbury (12 miles) and the M54 motorway.
The home is decorated and maintained to a high standard and the residence includes a dining room, four good-sized separate downstairs living and reception areas, and a large, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry utility area. There is a large private garden to the rear and sides of the property. The staff have their own office, sleeping and bathroom areas.
Each young person has a good-sized private bedroom, each furnished with a single bed, bedding, wardrobe and storage. There are two separate bathrooms upstairs. Any valuables belonging to the young person can be stored securely by the staff. The allocation of bedrooms, and the supervision arrangements of the rooms and of the young person will be dependent on the young person’s needs for protection and safeguarding, and be informed by a clear risk assessment and Care Plan.
The home has developed into an excellent service for young people, having the benefit of large room spaces and multiple living areas. We have had high levels of success with providing initial containment for young people with complex and challenging needs, working through crises with them, and facilitating therapeutic change over the medium to long terms.