Hillcrest Ash House

Hillcrest Ash House


Hillcrest Ash House

  Shropshire / Staffordshire

Key Features

Age Range: 7 – 18yrs
Gender: Boys and Girls
No. of Children: 3
Education: Hillcrest Shifnal School
Category: SEMH
Ofsted Rating: Good

Ofsted Report

“Young people live in a home that is safe and very homely. They experience nurture and grow in confidence, as staff have high levels of respect for young people’s individuality.”

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Philosophy of Care

Hillcrest Ash House offers young children the chance to work and play in groups and teams, appropriately supervised by adults where the need is required, thus allowing them to understand the importance of boundaries, structure and negotiation.

Children with a wide range of Emotional and Behavioural needs, who have had interrupted education or struggled with the management of their own anger and self-regulation are particularly suited to Hillcrest Ash House.

Therapeutic Provision

Our therapeutic model recognises that all the people we support are individual and our provision is tailored to meet their needs and wishes from the point of admission and throughout their journey with us.

Clinical support is led by the Head of Clinical Services and is delivered by a core team of clinicians to include Clinical Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists.

Each service’s designated team will reflect the needs of the children and young people that live and learn within the schools and or homes, however additional support can also be accessed from other specialists within the wider Clinical Team. This enables us to be responsive to any newly identified, time limited or changing needs of an individual throughout their placement with us.

Offering highly specialised assessment, consultation, reflective practice supervision and bespoke training, the Clinical Team work directly with education and care staff teams to develop a shared understanding of the children, the resources and the practices needed. This ensures that we deliver the highest quality provision which maximises each person’s quality of life and personal achievements.

Within our specialist schools the clinicians aim to reduce potential barriers to learning and educational success by working directly with the children and young people in line with their ECHP recommendations.
Our evidence informed models are based on best practice guidance and are governed through the Outcomes First Governance Framework.


Education is provided at Hillcrest Shifnal School in Telford.  Each child has an IEP, PEP, of personal attainment on their file, this is regularly updated in line with statutory reviews, also Educational Statement reviews are held annually or as and when details change.


Ash House will support the young people in accessing local clubs and groups to promote self-esteem and inclusion. These are chosen through discussion around each of the individual young person’s skills, likes and abilities. Activity planners are encouraged weekly to support the young person to have an active and enjoyable childhood and learn and achieve new skills.

Referrals and Admissions

Our aim is to match the needs of each individual child placed in our care. Wherever possible admissions should be planned and involve all family and professionals so as to ensure each placement has the best possible start.

To make a referral please contact our Referrals Team.

Tel: 03458 727477
Email [email protected]


Information For Young People


Download Young Persons Guide.