Type of Provision:  Residential Children’s Home
Gender:  Mixed
Total No. of children’s homes & other services:
Total No. of registered beds: 1 children’s home, 1 SEN school
Size range of homes:  6
Age range on admission: 8-18 years
Specialist Services: Therapeutic care for children exhibiting a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues.
Other Education Provision.  Yes.
Names & Qualifications:  All staff either have or are working towards the level 3 in residential childcare, two managers with level 5.  All staff have completed safeguarding training.
Registered School or Other Education Provision:  Eastways actively promotes and supports all young people’s educational achievement.  We have existing and established links with education professionals in our local area.
Therapeutic Provision: Yes, PCT Care employs a Bereavement counsellor with links to attachment. We are located on the North Norfolk Coast with the beach and sea as our back garden, providing a very therapeutic location.
Other services: Reflective practice, Life story work, Counsellor, Young person centred support, very active team.

Description:

Eastways Children’s Home is situated adjacent to the beach in a small coastal village in north Norfolk.

Eastways provides care for up to six young people between the ages of 8-18 years, with a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

All young people are treated as individuals, caring for their unique needs including their religion, race, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender. We believe that expressing warmth and unconditional positive regard is important when helping young people achieve their potential.

Our goal is to create an environment where young people feel safe and begin to recover from the difficult experiences and disruption they have experienced in their lives, to help them achieve individual success, maximising their life chances.

We also recognise and appreciate that most young people have strong opinions about how they want to be cared for; they want to be heard and we intend to incorporate their positive ideas into the way we care for them.   We will ensure that our services are delivered in such a manner that we actively promote each young person’s health, safety and enjoyment.   We strive to turn out well balanced adults who can make a positive contribution into society, while enjoying their own satisfying lives.

Throughout their stay at Eastways, we will endeavour to encourage and support our young people to become as independent as possible, at a pace that is comfortable and realistic for them.