Our Homes

See inside our homes

Our three homes are Hardwick House, Hylton House and Keswick House.

Here’s more information on them and lots of photographs to give you a sense of what great settings they for young people to live in.

Hardwick House

Hardwick House was our second home to open. It’s a place created especially for mothers with a baby or individuals requiring extra support. Take a look at the photos to see what makes it a great place to live.

Ofsted rating: Outstanding

Young people respond well to the high level of nurturing care provided to them.  They develop a sense of permanence and belonging and call it their home.”

Age of residents: 0-18yrs old.

Number of places: The home can accommodate up to 2 children at any one time either 1 young parent with their child or one young person who requires additional support.

Location: The home is set within a community and a quiet street and has public transport links in the village which is a short walk away. It is close to Wakefield city and the towns of Barnsley and Pontefract.

Facilities: The house is a small modern 2-bedroom home, one double room and one single. There is a modern lounge and kitchen area with a small garden at the back of the house. There is a bathroom upstairs with a bath and shower. The kitchen area has cooking facilities and a dining area.

Duration: The team at Hardwick House works with children and young people for as long as necessary to meet their identified care needs. It is expected that the children and young people will stay within the placement on a long term basis where possible.

  • Homely Environment with friendly professional staff
  • Strong, effective relationship building skills.
  • Daily monitoring and reviewing of placement plan and risk assessments
  • Daily record keeping
  • Independent visitors/advocates
  • Access to a wide range of local and national leisure facilities
  • Young parent and baby placement
  • Specialist single placement with high staff ratio.
  • High staff to young person ratio available according to individual’s care plan
  • Modern facilities throughout the home.
  • Emergency placements
  • Nursery facilities i.e. cot, pushchair, bottles, baby clothes etc. for babies living in the home with their young parent (if applicable).
  • Close supervision by our professional and trained staff.
  • Robust independence training programme.

Young parents are supported to become self-sufficient, to adopt a healthier lifestyle, to improve parenting skills and to form a close attachment to her baby. The young person will have their own room to allow them to have their own personal space and time. The baby/child will have their own nursery room, with baby equipment and educational toys provided.

Many young parents suffer from low self-esteem and will have very little confidence. Some will not have the experience of any form of genuine nurture and care which will have an impact on their ability to parent effectively. During the stay with the home work will be done with each individual in developing their confidence and promoting self-esteem. Skills of each young parent will be respected and built on.

All children and young people will have the opportunity to take part in social activities and will help develop individual’s social skills which are vitally important for family life. Research suggests that young people with babies still need and require to able to develop interests and hobbies and to be treated the same way as they did before they had a baby.

Young people can access education and training with the peace of mind that their child will cared for by our qualified, experienced staff.

Hylton House

Our newest home welcomes up to three young people at a time. You’ll see from the photos that it’s a house with lots to offer the young people in our care.

Our aim is simple – to ensure that each young person’s residential experience at Hylton House is an individually tailored, positive and highly beneficial to the individual’s identified needs and plans for the future.

Ofsted rating: Outstanding

“The quality of care makes a positive difference to the lives of young people, who are making significant and sustained progress from their starting points.”

Age of residents: 11-18yrs old.

Number of places: The home can accommodate up to 4 children at any one time.

Location: The accommodation is a large detached house set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Wakefield West Yorkshire.

Facilities: There are 4 good-sized bedrooms on the ground and upper floor. The home has a bathroom on the ground floor and a Bathroom with shower on the first floor. There is also a separate downstairs toilet and wash room for staff and visitors. Downstairs comprises of a large lounge, a large fully fitted kitchen and dining room and resident’s telephone area.

The house has recreational facilities including board games, books and DVDs, and also has an excellent class room facility called ‘The Future Room’.

Duration: We can provide a range of services from short term intervention leading to re-integration back home, to longer term stays where a return home is not achievable

We will provide high quality care in a warm, loving caring environment. Where the young people feel safe, secure and most importantly they feel wanted and valued.

When a young person walks through our doors we have a golden window of opportunity to provide them with nothing but the best life chances and opportunities possible, and the amazing team at Hylton House are committed to doing just that.

Hylton House uses resources in neighbouring towns within a 10 mile radius. These include Go-Karting, swimming, football, laser quest, cinema and ice skating, etc. This provides opportunities for young people to participate in the community-based resources. Hylton House also uses local recreational facilities such as parks and libraries as it is felt to be important that recreational activities do not always have to cost money.

Young people are consulted with the planning of recreational, sporting and cultural activities and supported to making informed choices. Personal hobbies/interests are maintained where possible and are included in their care plan this may require consultation and agreements with placing authorities.

Keswick House

Our first home has places for three young people aged between 11 and 18 years old. Over more than a decade, the team and young residents have enjoyed many memorable times here. It’s a friendly, welcoming place for young people to be.

Keswick House provides a unique package of support and care 24 hours a day 365 days a year, for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our care system to date.

Ofsted rating: Outstanding

“Young people’s growth in self-esteem and confidence empowers them to engage with education provision enhancing their future life opportunities.”

Location: Keswick House is in a semi-rural area of Barnsley, with good transport links to the M1 and close to Leeds, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Wakefield

Facilities: Keswick House has 2 bathrooms and a separate downstairs toilet, a lounge/dining room and conservatory which provides an extra lounge area.

Duration: The team at Keswick House work with children and young people for as long as necessary to meet their identified care needs. It is expected that the children and young people will stay within the placement on a long term basis where possible.

  • Extremely homely environment that will encourage pride and investment.
  • Close supervision by our professional and trained staff.
  • Collation, monitoring and reviewing of placement plan and risk assessments
  • Robust daily record keeping
  • Independent visitors/advocates service
  • Access to a wide range of local and national leisure facilities
  • Modern facilities throughout the home.
  • Support for young people who require same day emergency placements

We will provide high quality care in a warm, loving caring environment. Where the young people feel safe, secure and most importantly they feel wanted and valued. We will seek to promote the well-being of the children and young people in our care by providing a family orientated atmosphere where positive relationships are built  on mutual respect, trust and understanding.

We pride ourselves on receiving consistent comments from professionals and visitors to the home stating “the home is warm, friendly and homely, offering a nurturing, affectionate environment”

When a young person walks through our doors we have a golden window of opportunity to provide them with nothing but the best life chances and opportunities possible, and the amazing team at Keswick House are committed to doing just that.

Each child and young person has a robust education programme which supports their individual needs so they are encouraged and supported to reach their fullest potential.

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