Orchard Grove

About Orchard Grove | Residential Children’s Home

Orchard Grove is a therapeutic home in Lancashire specifically designed, furnished, and managed to optimally deliver the Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme and ensure children placed in the home achieve outstanding outcomes and recovery from childhood trauma. At Orchard Grove, we address the emotional, behavioural, social, and developmental needs of the child, 80% of the children who complete the Programme successfully transition to foster or a kinship placement.

Orchard Grove is an integrated home with a wide range of therapeutic interventions and an onsite school to achieve the best outcome for the child. On-site education is provided at our OFSTED-rated “Good” Maple House School. 

Orchard Grove is an 8-bedroom home for children aged 5-12 years upon admission. The house has recently been redecorated to a high standard; it has a large playroom filled with interactive toys and games and a spacious dining room so everyone can sit together at mealtimes. Orchard Grove is situated on a large plot of land that offers the children plenty of freedom to play in a safe and enriching environment. There are excellent railways and motorway links, so travel is easy from any part of the country. There are fantastic links to the community with the opportunity to take part in football, climbing, trampolining, and hockey.

Our Mission | Restorative Parenting Programme

Our mission is to enhance children’s psychological health within the care system. Our Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme is a therapeutic re-parenting programme that focuses on addressing the child’s emotional, behavioural, social, and developmental needs.

The Restorative Parenting® Recovery Index (RPRI) is both a marker of a child’s progress and a guide through the therapeutic journey.

Social Worker Feedback

“Children are happy in their home. They have developed positive relationships with a nurturing and supportive staff team. One parent reported that staff care for their son and offer support to their family. Children regularly attend school. They are helped to understand their behaviour and make better choices. Furthermore, children make good progress because they are now provided with clearer boundaries, structures and routines.

The home environment has been refurbished to make it homely and modern. Children’s bedrooms are personalised nicely and reflect that the children are well cared for. Children are encouraged to play together. They enjoy fun days out, including going to theme parks, and have completed, as a group, a 100-mile walk to raise money for charity. Children also attend a variety of community-based clubs, such as gymnastics, Scouts and Guides.

Children feel safe and secure at the home. Social workers said that the staff team is proactive in safeguarding children to minimise risk. Safety planning for one child has been particularly robust to ensure that the child, their peers and the staff team have been safeguarded effectively. Staff are vigilant in their practice and work consistently with the strategies set out in children’s individual support plans.

The registered manager is highly motivated, enthusiastic and child-focused. She has provided stability and consistency since she transferred to the home. She has made significant improvements in the level of care and management oversight. The manager is supported by two knowledgeable and experienced deputy managers who work together positively to motivate the staff team”.

Meet The Manager

Georgia Mirfin

Lead Therapeutic Parent

Georgia has worked at Halliwell Homes since October 2019 and has progressed from a Therapeutic Parent to a Registered Manager. Georgia has gained a variety of qualifications including a QCF Level 3 in Residential Childcare, BSc Degree in Neuropsychology and MSc Degree in Forensic Psychology.

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If you would like to discuss a placement, please contact our Referrals team for more information: 0161 437 9491 / 07538401593

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