Hillcrest Ashley Lodge
West Berkshire / North Hampshire
Age Range: 7 – 13yrs
No. of Children: 6
Education: Hilllcrest New Barn School
Ofsted Rating: Good
Philosophy of Care
Hillcrest Ashley offers young children a nurturing environment which gives the children the chance to work and play in groups, appropriately supervised by therapeutic residential staff.
The home is well structured which supports children to understand the importance of boundaries, negotiation and routine.
Children with a wide range of Emotional and Behavioural needs, who have had little or interrupted education, who display aggressive behaviour or are persistent absconders along with a number of other issues are welcomed to our home.
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 nearby mainstream Hillcrest New Barn School, registered with Ofsted and catering for children aged 6 -16yrs. Education is provided in a structured and caring environment and planned to meet both academic and pastoral needs of the children.
Tadley has several parks and is surrounded by woods and commons- great for walks, bike rides, camping and other group activities. It has access to a swimming pool, youth clubs and a skate park.
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
A message from the manager:
Ashley is a lovely home that is decorated to a high standard. Our expectations of our children are also high. Our Values: Always share positive things with each other, Share fun experiences we have, Homely environment that is safe to help us grow and develop, Listening to each other to help us learn, Everyone respects each other, You speak, we listen.