The Sycamores is located in a semi-rural area with only a few neighbouring homes; it sits just a little off a back winding country road.
The Sycamores is a small home where we will look after up to two children. Our children benefit from living in a smaller environment where they can see and hear around the whole home, this can make children feel safer. With a small home, there is a small team of highly skilled adults. Having a smaller team allows our young people to build relationships quickly. The children will always have an adult allocated to them, sometimes a child may need two adults to help them feel safer and we provide these adults should we feel this will help them to keep and feel safe. The area around the home is nice to take a stroll out or ride a bike around the countryside.
Around a miles walk away, there is a small town. The town has many amenities and local shops. There are small boutiques, a local bakery, a choice of hairdressers, restaurants and take-aways- everything we need!
There is a local market that is open on a Wednesday and Saturday. The area also has doctors, chemist and a train station not far away. There is also a range of local schools and nurseries. The home is also central and we are able to access larger towns nearby, where there are facilities such as swimming pools, ice rinks, cinemas and bowling alleys. There is always something new to find and look for. We encourage all of the children to take part in activities and clubs they enjoy, and education is also an important part of living with us at The Sycamores.
The Sycamore Team
The adults at The Sycamores have many years experience looking after children of all ages.
The team are skilled at working therapeutically with all of our children. We help them to develop safe, appropriate relationships and help them to understand why they are being looked after by us. We always listen to our children and work to do the best we can for each child. The team have a good understanding of each childs needs and goals, and we want each young person to also feel valued and cared for by us.
Local Authority Feedback
Placing authorities have placed children at The Sycamores when they have required either a solo placement or due to the size of the home, where children have struggled to feel safe in larger homes.
Placement aims of the children we look after, is that they are supported to transition into foster placements, to be able to transition into a family home or also into semi-independence.