We have five residential homes providing the highest standards of therapeutically-informed care, including three homes for children with physical and learning disabilities.
All of our homes are currently rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Our work involves caring for children with complex needs and development trauma. To do this effectively we use therapeutic approaches that help us evidence and improve children’s outcomes.
By having clear goals and using strategies consistent with our therapeutic model, we significantly improve the lives of children and young people we care for.
The Family Care Team
Our mission is to significantly improve the lives of the children and young people we care for.
The Secure Base model provides a positive framework for therapeutic caregiving which helps children and young people move towards greater security and build resilience.
The model focuses on the interactions that occur between caregivers and children on a day to day, minute by minute basis within the caregiving environment.
It also considers how those relationships can enable the child to develop competence in the outside world of school, peer group and community.
Secure Base is founded on key theories and research in child development, attachment, relationships and resilience.
The goal of the model is to support caregivers to provide sensitive caregiving that develops secure, trusting relationships.
Family Care started in 1988 when Ged Williamson opened a children’s home.
Over the past 32 years we have developed a reputation for going above and beyond for the children in our care.
Every young person is different. We firmly believe that high quality care and achieving the best outcomes for young people is about adapting to best meet the needs of a child.
Read some of our case studies to learn about the amazing difference therapeutically-informed care can offer.