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High Leys Farm

 

High Leys Farm was the second children's home opened by The PLACE. High Leys is a 4 bedded home registered to care for up to 4 young people of mixed genders aged 6-18 with emotional, behavioural, mental health and attachment needs.  We are registered to take young people on a medium-long term basis who present with attachment disorders, self harm behaviours, ASD, CSE and mild learning difficulties. The home is run in line with the company ethos of DDP, using the methods of PLACE in every day working practice with our children. These methods of Play, Love, Attachment, Curiosity and Empathy are embedded within our staff team working with the children in order to help them overcome past trauma. 

 

High Leys Farm is set in a rural location surrounded by 5 acres of farmland, fields and nature. The home has on site pony care as well as chickens which help our young people connect with the animals and take responsibility for caring and empathising.

 

Our therapeutically trained staff team provide consistent and structured care for all young people to enable them to feel grounded and safe within their surroundings. Our highly structured and caring environment enables young people to feel anchored within the home, leading to increased sense of safety and self-esteem. Our staff actively encourage young people to integrate within the community to express themselves and promote their own interests and hobbies; all the young people in our care have a full range of activities available to them which are facilitated by our staff . We believe that all young people within our care have a right to a full and enjoyable education, and therefore we work closely with Local Authorities and our specialist education provider to enable young people to achieve and enjoy academically. The home is located within 5 minutes of our OFSTED registered PLACE Independent school.

 

To access the Statement of Purpose for High Leys Farm please contact us on via email.

 

Quotes from our Ofsted Report from November 2018:

Since moving to the home, children have become increasingly safe as they are helped to address their behaviours and past trauma. They quickly respond to the boundaries, structure and consistency of the staff team’s approach.

[A social worker] spoke positively about the significant behavioural and emotional difference she has seen in the child since he came to the home.

The managers are ambitious for the children. They persistently do everything possible to ensure that the children have the best possible experience of care. The children are flourishing and see this as home and a place where they belong. 

[Professionals] describe the positive partnership working as pivotal in the exceptional progress that the children are making. 

The Farmhouse

 

The Farmhouse (Previously Croxton Park Cottage) was the first home opened by The PLACE in February 2014. The home is registered to provide care for 4 young people aged 6-18 of mixed genders. The home provides care for young people with attachment difficulties/disorders, self harm behaviours, ASD, CSE, mild learning difficulties and complex behavioural needs. We provide care for young people on a medium-long term basis, or short term on an agreed basis.

The home is set in a rural location in the Vale of Belvoir, surrounded by woodland, fields, lakes and wildlife. This surrounding enables the young people to feel safe and anchored within their environment, and allows them to enjoy activities with staff and young people alike, raising their self-esteem and self worth through their physical environment.

 

Our highly trained staff team model their working practice on the DDP attachment based model of PLACE, with an adaptation for our company of PLACE. Our model of Play, Love, Attachment, Curiosity and Empathy enable our staff to provide a consistently high level of parenting for all our young people, with a structured and nurturing routine as a priority for all.

 

Our staff actively encourage young people to integrate within the community to express themselves and promote their own interests and hobbies; all the young people in our care have a full range of activities available to them which are facilitated by our staff team.  We believe that all young people within our care have a right to a full and enjoyable education, and therefore we work closely with Local Authorities and our specialist education provider to enable young people to achieve and enjoy academically. The home is a short drive from our OFSTED registered PLACE Independent school

To access the Statement of Purpose for The Farmhouse please contact us on via email.

Quotes from our Ofsted Report in January 2019:

The children are supported to learn tolerance and empathy towards each other. This is
improving, and they are becoming increasingly better at self-regulating their emotions.

The relationships formed with families and professionals are positive. A social worker
confirmed that a child who had recently left the home felt that this was ‘a good place to
live’.

A child moved into the home during the inspection and was very excited to finally be in his new home. His social worker spoke positively about how the staff had scheduled
introductory visits to meet him.

They also arranged for him to visit the house and meet the other children prior to moving in. These visits provided the child with an awareness of the house, his bedroom, the staff and, most importantly, the other children. The care and attention shown in coordinating his move included managing the children’s excitement and anxieties about a new child coming to live with them.

The relationships between staff and children are warm and affectionate. A staff member described the children as being like ‘extended family’. Parents and social workers praised the positive relationships that children have with the staff. They described how the children are thriving and making good progress because of the structure, routine and participation in a wide range of activities.

 

Muston Gorse Farmhouse

Muston Gorse Farmhouse is the most recent home to be opened by The PLACE in February 2017. The home is registered to provide care for 4 young people aged 6-18 of mixed genders. The home provides care for young people with attachment difficulties/disorders, self harm behaviours, ASD, CSE, mild learning difficulties and complex behavioural needs. We provide care for young people on a medium-long term basis, or short term on an agreed basis.

 

The home is set in a rural location in the Vale of Belvoir, with a view of Belvoir Castle from the home and garden, surrounded by fields and wildlife, and, near to the Grantham canal. This surrounding enables the young people to feel safe and anchored within their environment, and allows them to enjoy activities with staff and young people alike, raising their self-esteem and self worth through their physical environment.

  

We are able to accommodate children who may need educational provision, with The Place Independent School operating from the next village and easily accessed from Muston Gorse.

We believe that all young people within our care have a right to a full and enjoyable education, and therefore we work closely with Local Authorities and our Independent School to enable young people to achieve and enjoy academically.

 

The home obtained a Good rating at it's first full inspection in 2017. To access the Statement of Purpose for Muston Gorse Farmhouse please contact us on via email.

Quotes from our latest Ofsted inspection in January 2019:

Children are cared for by staff who are enthusiastic about their work and committed advocates for the children. Their [staffs] enthusiasm and commitment shine through in how they interact with and speak about the children.

Professionals praise the work of the team and speak positively about the progress that the children have made.

The manager […] has a clear focus on how to develop the service. The Registered Manager and Deputy Manager are ambitious for the children, the team and the home. 

The Old Forge

 

The Old Forge is The PLACE's third and smallest children's home running with 2 beds. The home's vision is to accommodate young people who have stabilised within the therapeutic model and are progressing with their care plans. The Forge can accommodate young people aged 6-18 with attachment needs, past trauma and emotional and behavioural difficulties, self harming behaviours, ASD, CSE and mild learning difficulties.

 

The home is placed in an idyllic village setting and is set within a village community.  Young people can access local bus routes and village amenities directly from the home. We believe that once a young person has stabilised in one of our more rural offerings they can progress with their recovery in this friendly, village setting before transitioning back to foster care, back to family or into a more independent life. The home has individual bedrooms for young people which are both of a good size, a lovely lounge area, a cosy kitchen/diner, laundry room and sizeable back garden which we hope to develop in the coming year with home made vegetables, flower beds and any other development our young people wish to make. 

 

The small staff team at The Forge consists of a Registered Manager and 4.5 carers who work 1:1 with young people in line with the PLACE and DDP models of care. 

 

The home is set close by to neighbouring cities and towns such as Grantham and Melton and has good transport links, helping some of our young people to grow independence skills.  Referrals for The Forge usually take place internally, however external referrals are considered if appropriately matched with the current young person within placement.

 

The Old Forge was inspected in October of 2018 and achieved a Good rating for it's first full inspection. To access the Statement of Purpose for The Old Forge please contact us on via email. Here are some quotes from our latest full inspection in October 2018:

The children’s achievement is particular striking given the levels of trauma experienced in their early lives.

Staff are enthusiastic and they enjoy their work. They are proud of the children and their achievements and use the therapeutic model of care to look beyond the children’s presenting behaviours. 

 

For information on referrals to the homes please contact The PLACE :

Head Office- 01949 836531

Email-  referrals@theplace-care.co.uk

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Belvoir Farmhouse

Belvoir Farm

Woolsthorpe Rd

Redmile

Nottinghamshire

NG13 0GN

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