By taking the time to understand young people’s behaviour, using our bespoke Quality of Life Plan, we are able to identify and effectively work with the underlying reasons for their behaviour.

The Quality of Life Plan allows us to plan and monitor progress using outcome measures.

Our integrated and specialised therapeutic programmes continue to change the lives of young people.

Why therapeutic care works at Bryn Melyn Care

Our intensive method enables us to respond to our young people’s needs in a very deliberate and precise way. It enables us to create remarkable behavioural and emotional changes.

This involves 1:1 working to provide the safety and support, both physical and emotional, required for change and growth.

Our Care Practitioners provide therapeutic childcare following the House Model of Parenting developed by Kim Golding (Nurturing Attachments, 2013). This is underpinned by Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) which is theoretically grounded in a range of well-developed psychological theories; attachment theory, developmental trauma, the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and caregiving, intersubjectivity theory and child development.

Our young people live individually, in pairs or (when ready) in threes, in comfortable homes that are domestic in scale and feel. This allows them much more input in day-to-day decision-making and a greater feeling of control over their lives than can be achieved in other settings.

Often for the first time, our young people experience a setting where they are not rejected and where placements do not break down.

Boundaries will inevitably be tested. This will be managed, and placement stability maintained.

Outcomes monitoring is a central part of our therapeutic programmes measured through individual Quality of Life Plans. We use a range of well-recognised and validated clinical outcomes measures and child-focused goal based outcomes.

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Young people comment on their homes during one of our regular internal surveys:

“I love it here because I have my own space and lots of attention.”

“You can decorate your home and there are no arguments with other young people.”

“Here is great. I call this home and we are like family.”

Sensitive and effective admission planning

Once we’ve received referral information, we meet placing professionals to agree clear and detailed outcome expectations.

We then draw up a Quality of Life Plan. This document ensures all best practice steps are achieved, including relationship building, visits to and from the young person, school and clinical planning, preparation of the home and risk assessments.

As the young person grows and develops, our range of specialised resources provide the flexibility and opportunities to meet changing placement and care planning needs.

Call us on 01952 504 715 to arrange a visit to one of our homes.