“Young people thrive in a warm family environment tailored to meet their individual needs. They are kept safe and very well supported by a committed and motivated staff team.”
Philosophy of Care
Hillcrest Beachlands offers 52-week, long term holistic care for young people aged 11-18 with complex social and emotional needs who may also have a diagnosis of ASC and cognitive disorders and suffered other traumas such as neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
The home is for young people hoping for a long term placement with successful transition into adulthood and the wider community. We recognise the need for young people in these key developmental years to be given opportunities to learn and develop through experiential learning.
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 offered at nearby Hillcrest Jubilee School, an Ofsted registered Outstanding provision catering for young people aged 8 to 16yrs. Education is provided in a structured and caring environment to meet both academic and pastoral needs of the children. The School is registered with DfE and caters for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.
The education provision is continuously developing and is flexible to the needs of the individuals as well as the demands of the National Curriculum.
For those young people living at Hillcrest Beachlands whom do not meet the criteria for our Hillcrest Jubilee School, The Home has good links with other local SEN, SEMH and Mainstream Schools and Colleges, with whom they liaise closely ensuring a multi-disciplinary approach to care and education.
Young people placed at Hillcrest Beachlands have access to a wide range of recreational, sporting and cultural activities that they can choose to take part in. Both small group activities and individual activities are available.
We have positive links with many local youth clubs including Scouts, Army Cadets, Sea Cadets, Judo, Football, Rugby, and Gymnastics.
We use a wide range of community facilities that young people can be supported to access such as Skate Parks, Outdoor Gym, Trampoline Parks, Cinema’s, Swimming Pools, Ice Skating, Go Karting, Theme Parks and fun fairs to name just a few.
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.
For planned admissions we usually make a visit to the young person to meet them and assess their needs, to ensure we are the best placement for them. Upon a successful visit/ assessment by ourselves arrangements would then be made for parents/ carers, professionals and the young person themselves to visit Beachlands, and upon agreement of placement plans would then make for a transition where ever possible, and if it is in the best interest of the individual young person.
To make a referral please contact our Referrals Team.
Tel: 03458 727477
Email [email protected]
Information For Young People
A message from the manager:
Hi, I’m Kelly, when you come here you will discover it is a great place to live. We are close to the beach and love spending time together having BBQs, swimming in the sea and playing football on the beach, as well as lots of other fun activities. Like the other young people that live at Beachlands, I am sure you will like living here and gain valuable skills that will help you throughout your life.