Situated moments from the high street in Sidcup, Hadlow House’s Victorian build conveys the strength and warmth of the home’s ethos to all- before they even step through the door! A house for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, children living in the home have described it as ‘fabulous’ while staff also confirm it to be a happy and vivacious place to be.
Boasting a widely skilled staff team, professionals at Hadlow have qualifications to degree level in subject areas that range from youth studies to health and social policy. Many also have their Level 3 NVQ. But it’s not just their knowledge and commitment that strengthen them as workers: Hadlow House employs workers of all singing, gaming, joking, nurturing, laughing and dancing abilities – and all of them are ready to employ these skills to support young people when required. A young person might be having a bad day, but that’s nothing a group of adults singing ‘Black Eyed Peas’ can’t fix. Someone in the home could be feeling stressed- but a long walk playing Pokemon Go helps any young person relax (if you let them win, that is)! Striving towards balance, the Hadlow team still set clear boundaries for the children in their care and the home is as safe-feeling as it is lively and fun. Young people at Hadlow House are always reminded they can confide in staff at any time and will be supported through whatever their troubles are.
From movie nights, to zoo trips, to themed birthday parties- Hadlow is a high warmth home led by an adored manager, Sandra Furness. We at Hadlow welcome new staff, new young people, family and other professionals knowing with certainty that they will see our hard, child-focused work and love our caring and comfortable atmosphere as much as we all do!