We aim to create an environment that closely mimics that of a traditional family home, which we do by allocating no more than three young people per home. Our homes are all decorated, furnished and maintained to a very high standard – something that we really pride ourselves on. On arrival, we encourage our new youngsters to personalise their rooms to their own tastes, as well as involve them in plans for redecoration or redesign. We do this because it is a vital part of our ethos to help the young people to think of the whole home as theirs, helping them to feel more comfortable and giving them a sense of responsibility.
A Safe Environment
We make sure that the environment is safe for our young people. Privacy and dignity are respected but we always ensure that we maintain enough involvement to ensure their safety. We provide facilities that our young people would expect to have in their own homes, such as electronic game consoles and computers. We also encourage young people to make their own snacks and interact with each other as a family. Our staff group is shared across two adjacent homes, which enables us to ensure consistency for young people and also enables us to match staff to any specific requirements that a young person may have in their care plan.
The Best Care
Each child is assigned a key worker when they arrive, who conducts regular reviews to make sure the young person is happy with how they are progressing – this involvement of our young people in their own care is very important to us. We also consult various external professionals, such as social workers and a registered practitioner psychologist, that help us to provide the best possible care for our young people.
Progressive Futures Care Ltd
11- 14 Victoria House, North Mersey Business Centre, Woodward Road, Knowsley Industrial Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L33 7UY