Clinically Informed Practice – Residential homes that are safe and full of opportunities for development.
Our homes offer small unit accommodation for five placements of young boys and girls up to 18 years old on admittance. We also offer semi-independent provision in the form of a unit attached to one of our residential homes. Young people are referred to us because of their complex emotional and behavioural difficulties (CAMHS levels 3-4). Whilst short-term placements are accepted, the “Pillars of Parenting” practice model used is most suited to medium to long-term placements offering, as it does, comprehensive psychological support and recovery.
We have residencies within a range of environments allowing us to find the most appropriate placement and match for each young person. For example, our semi-rural location allows young people placed within Halliwell Homes the space they need to recover and the access to activities they need to thrive. High staffing ratios are maintained with contingency to move to 1:1 staffing for transitional periods.
Our residential homes are all located in the Greater Manchester region. However, we accept placements from all authorities based upon a comprehensive needs assessment and dialogue with the placing authority. Placements are made with care and detail to make sure they are completed in such a way as to give the young person the greatest opportunity for stability within our homes.
All of our staff are trained in supporting young people moving into independence. We would expect any young person leaving our care to be settled in the next placement twelve months after the move. We have experience of shared care, phased moving-on plans and outreach work.