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Our Homes - The Spinney

Statement of Purpose - DownloadThe Spinney is a four bed home surrounded by lush farmland and located near Welford in the heart of the Midlands, the home is ideally situated for young people across the many counties in the area. The home provides the ideal setting for young people who need to be placed at a distance from harmful situations or immediate geographical risks which they have generated.

Activities at The SpinneyThe Spinney is a mid to long term residential children’s home for ‘looked after’ children and Young People. We take children both locally and nationally and are commissioned by local authorities in line with the legal framework. The Spinney is a detached property based in a rural area 2 miles from Welford. Its location is 10 miles from Market Harborough and 12 miles north of Northampton. The Spinney is in a secluded lane without any available public transport. By car we are able to access local amenities such as local village shops, health centre, schools and the local park. The cinema and other larger entertainment complexes are in the bigger towns nearby. The Spinney has a large, scenic outside space over looking fields. There is a patio area, a large mowed lawn area and a meadow. To the front of the house is a gated, tarmac drive with parking spaces.

Our purpose is to provide accommodation of a high standard and quality of care for 4 Young People of either gender between the ages of 10 - 18 years. The Spinney provides a holistic approach to providing positive outcomes for Young People who may have been subject to sexual, emotional and physical abuse and/or have suffered neglect. The Spinney will work with Young People who display challenging behaviours that are often associated with these past, traumatised life events. At The Spinney we will support and encourage Young People’s development, improve social skills and enhance self-esteem and confidence. Our aim is to prepare young people for independence so that they are equipped with the skills needed to live a happy and successful life.

The Spinney offers a stable, secure and safe environment which is free from harm and abuse. Building trusting relationships, through firm boundaries and nurture, will hopefully enable Young People to thrive and grow and reach their full potential. The staff team are dedicated and committed to providing a warm, homely experience which gives Young People the opportunity to improve their life chances. We provide a structured routine with clear boundaries, coupled with great nurture and care.

As with all Direct Care homes, The Spinney provides a caring, safe and homely environment that is sensitive to the difficulties caused by past experiences and encourages the Young People to grow and progress.


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