Woodend home is situated in a beautiful rural location, ideally placed to care for young people aged 12 to 18 who require a high level of emotional and behavioural support. The home for 4 to 5 enables young people who have difficulty regulating their emotions and resulting behaviours to express, explore and develop.
The care team are highly skilled in assessing and meeting the needs of young people who have complex emotional needs and display challenging behaviour. A structured and nurturing environment promotes safety, security and boundaries. The flexible approach to relationship building, within the parameters of diverse mental health difficulties, is a credit to the staff team. Specialising in working with children who have attachment difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders and those with mild to moderate learning difficulties; Woodend has the space, skills and resourcefulness to help.
Staff use the PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy) model of attachment based care to help. This is effective for young people who experience overwhelming emotions and anxiety. The aim is for individuals to understand themselves, their emotions and their reactions more fully and develop positive coping strategies.
Transition work supports young people to learn the skills needed to cope with independent living: practically and emotionally. Learning how to stay safe and understand personal responsibility are core elements underpinning the emotional transition of leaving care and living more independently.