We’re delighted to announce that our Meadow View, Glebe House and Lakeland House Children’s Homes have achieved fantastic Ofsted results in their most recent inspections.

Lakeland House Children’s Home were awarded good in their report, with inspectors stating:

  • Young people develop positive relationships with staff who are motivated, committed, resilient, caring and fun.
  • Young people say that they like living in this home, they are happy and can articulate the progress they have made.
  • Strong and effective leadership creates a positive ethos in the home and an environment where young people feel safe and well cared for.

Martin Ellis, Home Manager, at Lakeland House added;

I am so proud of everyone who was involved in helping us reach this brilliant result.  We were especially pleased by the comments made by the children and social workers who recognised the family values we strive for at Lakeland House.

Glebe House Children’s Home were delighted to be awarded outstanding, with Judith Fletcher, Home Manager, saying:

Everyone at Glebe House was thrilled to hear that following our Inspection in December the home was judged as being Outstanding. I would like to pass on my personal thanks to all of the staff and the young people for working so hard to help us to achieve this recognition. We pride ourselves on how well we all work together as a team and what better illustration of this team work is there than to receive this outstanding result.

Highlights from the Glebe House Ofsted report included:

  • Young people live in a nurturing and supportive home that provides them with an environment where those who have experienced disruption can establish predictable routines that enable them to develop and thrive.
  • Young people are well supported to express their views and these are routinely considered when making key decisions about their care and the day to day running of the home.
  • The staff team are highly committed and morale is high which contributes to the happy and positive atmosphere in the home.

Meadow View Children’s Home have also been celebrating their outstanding judgement.  Highlights from the report included:

  • Young people living in the home are making exceptional progress in all areas of their lives.
  • Staff are committed and very professional. They seek inventive means of supporting young people, such as researching models of practice that best support young people’s individual needs.
  • Consistent routines and appropriately structured plans of care provide young people with a sense of safety and security from which they can successfully access learning and development.

Lisa White, Regional Manager for Meadow View, said:

What a fantastic result for Meadow View!  I am really pleased for all the young people and the staff across the home and learning centre – well done to everyone involved.