Brunswick house prides itself on having a family dynamic and the various areas of support our team can offer for our young people.
Due to various ages, backgrounds and experiences of our carers, young people who reside at Brunswick house receive all sorts of experiences, knowledge and therapeutic support. Brunswick is a large 3 bed home which is partly open plan. This creates a light, spacious and relaxing environment for our young people to enjoy and feel safe. Our large garden allows our young people to play, explore and development positive memories. The home provides, a trampoline, football goals, a swimming pool, and seating areas for our young people to enjoy. All our rooms within the home are spacious and decorated with our young people. Within the area the home is close to amenities for our young people to use and develop independence through support and guidance. One of our main aims here at Brunswick is that all of our young people attend mainstream school, college or a supported school as we feel this is a key part of a young persons natural develop into adult life.
The Brunswick Team
Brunswick house prides itself on having a family dynamic and the various areas of support our team can offer for our young people. Due to various ages, backgrounds and experiences of our carers, young people who reside at Brunswick house receive all sorts of experiences, knowledge and therapeutic support. Our carers have worked in different areas such as education, self-harm, therapeutic care, specialist needs, Crime rehabilitation, sports coaching and development, fostering, and many more. This has been with all ages of young people, adolescent, and adults. Creating a wide range of skills and experiences that can be beneficial to all our young people in our care.
Brunswick house is a very homely and welcoming house. The home has up to date décor which is family finished with photos of all our young people and carers. It also includes art work which our young people have completed. this also creates memories of days out, activities, and all other things our young people have completed and achieved. Each young person has their own room decorated in the style of their choice as well as making the house their home by helping to choose décor during remodelling. The home has a television in each young persons room and in the lounge, a house computer, activities and games for indoor and out, two cars for activity and club use, and a large table to allow family time and engagement.
Outcomes for children
All of our actions and developments have the best interest of our young people at the heart of all we do. Our main outcomes which we stive towards for all our young people is to support and encourage them to achieve their best potential either through day to day life, experiencing new things and activities and educating our young people on how they can do this. We are determined to explain to all young people they are capable of learning to manage their behaviours, re-engage with families if wished, and being able to adapt and re-enter into everyday living and the rollercoaster that can come along with this. All of our young people deserve the best to which we all work as one to achieve this as a team.
"Current strengths that I see with my yp at this home is that a therapeutic approach is well embedded by care staff. What I mean by that is the curiosity, reflection and constantly seeking meaning behind the behaviour rather than just reacting to behaviour. I work with a lot of homes that have a therapeutic label, but this practice seems better understood by the day to day staff (who obv provide the majority of care and interactions with young people, compared to clinical staff) than in most homes that I work with."
Activities at Brunswick House
Brunswick House offers various choices of activities for our young people. Due to the wide range of personalities and experiences out home offers some of the best outdoor and holiday experiences. Our young people can go abroad on holiday once a year or remain within the UK. We offer activities such as nature walks, theme parks, animal days, various attractions, family time, pamper nights, movie nights, tea and biscuit time, forest days, and many more. We pride ourselves on our young people having experiences and trying new things so they are able to push themselves and past their known limits.
Our young people have commented on Brunswick house and this is what they have to say ‘’this house is good we do lots of activities, all carers who look after me are great and they all do different things with me and I get excited about them’’ ‘’ The house is really pretty the carers are always supportive, they take me on lots of activities take me to new places that are great days out and fun’’ ‘’ family time is the best and they help teach us to learn from our choices and tell us how can learn from this’’.
Why Local authorities should place at Brunswick house
Our Brunswick team has a personalised, child focused approach, we are dedicated to support and encourage our young people to achieve, develop, and most importantly be able to manage day to day life. Our team experiences and knowledge support all aspects of our young people and they are always willing to learn and problem solve from and for our young people. The young people are the main focus of all our work and dedication to the job role. I’m aware that the reason the home was chosen for my young person was the small home/family environment feel along with the potential for a good assessment/formulation of clinical needs