At Headlands, we have five residential homes. Relationships are at the heart of the care and support we offer there to both young people and staff. We believe relationships are the most powerful agent for change and the importance we place on true connected relationships can be seen at every level. Our homes provide a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment conducive to a family home, where young people can build resilience and form lasting connections
We work alongside our therapeutic model of care which is designed for young people that have experienced early developmental trauma. The model holds the child at the centre of our thinking and is structured to meet the complex needs of the young people we support.
Our residential model of care is based on three core elements:
- Providing children and young people with a safe and nurturing living environment,
- Being positive parental role models.
- Using a relational approach to both young people and staff.
There is significant evidence to suggest that in experiencing these core elements, children and young people who have lived through trauma and adversity can achieve the following outcomes:
- Build on or rebuild their sense of self.
- Learn new ways of trusting and relating to others.
- Developing meaningful relationships.