Type of provision:   Small group homes
Gender:  Mixed
Total number of children’s homes & other services:   6
Total number of registered beds:   19
Size range of homes:   2 to 4 beds
Age range on admission:  Up to 17 years of age
Specialist service:  EBD, emergency planned placements and respite care. Step down
service to provide a smooth transition from residential to family
placements.
Registered school:  Available via 3rd Parties
Therapeutic provision:  Independent Therapy provision for assessment on admission and
continuous support. Individual and family therapy
Other provision:  Young people under curfews/ASBOS/on remand, supervised semi-
independence programme, outreach
Geographical location:  South West, Wales

Description:

Headway has a good reputation for providing high quality residential care in England and Wales, caring for young people as individuals in a holistic manner, regardless of their background, culture, religion or ability.

We are flexible, diverse and adaptable and work with Placing Authorities to achieve identified outcomes, in accordance with the wishes of the child, significant others and the placing authority, a bespoke package of care is designed. We adhere to legislation and good practice and the objective of stabilising and reintegrating young people into more realistic living environments such as foster
care or family with aftercare and respite support.

Registered Managers are all experienced and qualified and undertake Safer Recruitment training as standard. Deputy Managers undertake QCF5 and support staff are QCF3 qualified.  New and unqualified staff follow a thorough 12 week Children’s Workforce induction and basic training programme followed by QCF3. Bespoke therapeutic training and behavioural support plans are delivered monthly via qualified therapists. Our trained tutors offer in-house ASDAN and SWEET education to young people, while appropriate mainstream school and work placements are secured. In-house tuition or independent EBD School available. Registered Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre.

Our homes, in urban and rural settings, are small and homely, offering young people the chance to develop a broad range of independent living skills. The young people play an active role in the development of policies and practice, the interior design of the homes and the recruitment of new staff. Our dedicated Head of Quality oversees the continuous improvement of our care provision
with regular inputs from all of our service users.

Company Website:   www.headway.uk.com