Epworth House is a medium size children’s home with an outstanding nurturing ethos that replicates a family therapeutic parenting model of working.
Access to exceptional support services and amazing scenery due to its stunning location adds additional benefits to this highly successful home that is passionate in achieving consistent success outcomes, supporting children to be the very best they can be.
Team Skills & Specialism
The home prides itself in comprehensive experience working with children with a variety of complex needs including children who have suffered ACE’s, trauma, attachment difficulties, SEMH, learning difficulties. SEN education knowledge and experience at the home brings bespoke knowledge to the team to ensure education outcomes working in conjunction with care outcomes this partnership working linked with therapeutic intervention is key for successful outcomes to build stability and resilience.
Epworth House is a detached two storey house which is in Biddulph, Staffordshire. The home has its own private driveway and a wraparound garden design which backs on to sports fields.
The ground floor has a homely lounge with a separate dining room in addition to large kitchen/dining area. The home has a staff office and toilet room along with a games room with a variety of games and activities on offer.
The first floor locates the main bathroom and 4 bedrooms of which 1 is a staff sleep in bedroom / office area. Each young person has their own bedroom that can be locked, allowing for both privacy and security. All bedrooms have suitable furniture and offer a space to relax and study which is personalised décor to support children individuality in the home mirroring our family ethos and environment .
Outcomes for Children
Epworth House has a sustained history of positive outcomes for the children at the home. Children have progressed in all areas and significant achievements not otherwise possible have been accomplished including education achievements, independence living skills, positive professional therapeutic relationships underpin our achievements to gain successful emotional resilience and measurable progress.
"Thank you to TH and to the team for everything they've done for J whilst he’s been here" - Parent
Activities at Epworth House
There are a variety of activities on offer at the home including computer games, books, magazines, board games, movies nights and relating to music. Children are actively encourage to engage in their existing interests and hobbies to build self-esteem, social interactions and support relationships building. Children frequently engage in community activities which include swimming, sporting activities, visiting local areas, cinema, mega bowl, day trips to theme parks and short-breaks and day trips planned in consultation with them.
Children’s perspective / comments
Children's views, wishes and feelings in an integral part of the care planning to meet the needs of the children gain an understanding of how the care is delivered and ensure they are consulted in all aspects of their care. Children have weekly house meetings to discuss various items including but not limited to menu / food / shopping views, activities views, home environment and feedback on what is working well and what needs to be improved.
Children have shared lots of praise and positive feedback on the relationships and support he home has provided during their time at the home and the transition work towards the end of placement to support the next stage in their lives.
Why LA place in their home
Local Authorities have a strong preference for Epworth House due to the support structure that provides stability for children placed at the home. This stability using a therapeutic ethos provides children with the emotional resilience as part of their development in their learning journey at the home. LA’s have provided complementary feedback with this successful approach that has achieved outstanding outcomes for some of the most complex children that have been placed at the home.