Gavin goes home!

The team at one of our homes recently looked after a 10 year old boy (who we’ll name Gavin for the purpose of this article), who has now returned home to his mum. In early 2020, Gavin’s mum was unable to safely manage significant challenging behaviour and was not receiving the support from the local…

Mental Health First Aid 

This month one of our Registered Home Managers is looking at Mental Health First Aid in their team meeting as part of the home’s Development Plan. At a time where mental health is such an important topic, we must ensure it is embraced and not ignored. It is increasingly important that people are aware of…

Young People’s Food Bank Donations

This Christmas, young people and staff at one of our homes have been buying food and essentials to create food boxes. The food boxes will be dropped off today at Barnabas Community Project, an independent charity established to manage and develop the social action initiatives associated with Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury. The food bank donation…

Spooky Spectacular

Young people and staff from across Bryn Melyn Care had a spookily fun time this weekend celebrating Halloween! Homes were decorated with haunting displays, pumpkins were carved and placed on front doorsteps and young people and staff got creative with some scary costumes. Whatever you got up to this Halloween, we hope you also had…

BMC’s 35th Anniversary Celebrations

To celebrate BMC turning 35 last month, activities took place across the organisation to celebrate! In-light of the COVID-19 restrictions, these celebrations may have differed slightly from those planed however nothing stopped young people and staff celebrating BMC’s 35th Anniversary! Young people and staff at a home in Shrewsbury were very busy throughout the month of…

Bryn Melyn Care turns 35!

This month, Bryn Melyn Care will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary! Established in 1985, Bryn Melyn Care has been delivering a portfolio of specialist services to support children and young people with multiple and complex needs for 35 years. From crisis and assessment placements, through to long term placements and preparation for independent living, Bryn…

The Derwen School Get Creative

Students and staff at The Derwen School have been using their time recently to get creative. They have been getting crafty with paper, chalks and paint, recording music and playing instruments at a studio, and even joining in on Joe Wick’s P.E lessons! Students and staff have been engaging with a range of art this…

VE Day Celebrations at the Derwen School!

On VE Day Students learned about why this day is commemorated nationwide and joined in on the celebrations with staff. Pupils and staff celebrated VE day by learning about our heroes and veterans from WW2. They also sent a 100th birthday card to Colonel Tom Moore, created bunting and posters and made invitations for their…

Headteacher’s Awards

Despite our schools currently being closed due to Covid-19, students hard work and achievements are continuing to be recognised. The coveted ‘Headteacher’s Awards’ recognises young people for their hard work and achievements in education. The awards also recognise and thank staff who have gone ‘above on beyond’ to support young people with their education. The…

The Easter Bunny arrives at BMC Homes

Over the last couple of weeks, Young People and Staff throughout our homes have been busy getting creative to make the most of the current situation! Fun activities have been taking place across our homes, from ‘Bush Tucker Trials’, den-building and garden-landscaping to ‘Pizza and Pamper’ nights and baking days! Some of our young people…