First Blue Healthcare

First Blue Children’s Residential care services supports young people between 8 and 18 who have a range of complex needs, including emotional, behavioral and social difficulties.

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Take a look at all five of our stunning homes; Bellhurst Cottage, Woodlands, Stephenson House, Cherry Tree and March Banks

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A truly modern approach to Children’s Residential Care

First Blue Healthcare is a dynamic, innovative and ambitious group of dedicated individuals who wish to create beautiful homes in which young people who have fallen upon unfortunate times can thrive. We employ caring individuals who share our vision for success and most importantly we aspire to create amazing memories for our young people.

At First Blue Healthcare we recognise each child as an individual; their qualities and uniqueness and when they become independent adults, they can reflect on their time with us and know they were valued and cared for in a nurturing and loving environment. We want children to live in a loving environment, to feel at home and be offered opportunities.  A home where they have access to education and support to achieve their life aspirations. We understand the benefits and pitfalls of modern society; such as technology, social media and youth culture – and incorporate support for these into daily living.

What makes us successful

Children are and always will be at the core of every thing we do. Not only do we want them to live a safe and happy life whilst with us but we also need to ensure they have all the tools they need to take with them when they leave.  We are not naïve enough to think that simply loving and caring for our young people will take away all the negative experiences they will have already had before coming to us.  With this in mind we ensure that we supply the best therapists who not only directly work with the children but also support the staff teams to enable them to understand what makes our individual young people demonstrate some of the behaviours we see.

 

We also understand that to have the best possible outcomes in life young people need good consistent education and we work alongside local educational provisions to make sure each of our young people is in a suitable school.  This may mean lengthy car journeys to enable them to remain at their current school or looking for bespoke packages for any children who are not able to sustain mainstream school.

 

At First Blue Healthcare we also understand the importance of building memories and children having fun while they are living with us.  We feel it is important that our young people have the opportunity to go on holiday, whether this is abroad or in our country and we always ensure we enjoy celebrating a variety of festivities.  We also encourage our young people to engage with us in charity work locally to give them a sense of belonging in the community they live in.

 

Our Homes

The currently portfolio of six homes have been created to inspire our young people to thrive, achieve their goals and feel comfortable in their environment. Bellhurst Cottage, Woodlands, Stephenson House, March Banks, Cherry Tree and Primrose are all unique and each is Ofsted registered. The focal point for each home is their communal areas (lounge, dining room, kitchen etc) encouraging socialisation between the young people, but also with any of the staff onsite. Similarly the private bedrooms provide a safe reassuring space for moments of reflection.

Bellhurst Cottage

Bellhurst Cottage

Woodlands

Stephenson House

March Banks

Cherry Tree

Primrose

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Testimonials

Feedback from a few of the local authorities that we work with.

The young person has made incredible progress in all areas of her life, this is the most settled I have ever seen her, which I believe is credit to the excellent and consistently good care she has received at First Blue. The young person has struggled to trust adults in the past but has managed to build some very promising relationships with staff from an early juncture. I feel that these positive attachments have formed a positive foundation. The home maintains an excellent level of communication with myself. I have every confidence that the young person will continue to have her needs met to an excellent standard within her current care setting.

Social Worker

The Local Authority have placed a young person who has complicated needs with First Blue Healthcare. The staff team have demonstrated a high skill level to manage this child and have the ability to address her needs in a sensitive way. They have reduced her anxiety level using a consistent approach that is both caring and positive. The home have been able to advocate for her with education and health. They attend all MASE and Care Planning meetings, and have a high level of commitment to the child. The Local Authority have acknowledged the high level of support that First Blue Healthcare have shown to the child in their care.

Social Worker

It has been lovely to work with First Blue Healthcare. I would happily say that you have been the most communicative, supportive and consistent residential provider I have worked with and it has been a fantastic place for our young person to be.

Social Worker

I just wanted to say a big thank you to your staff who supported the young person through their order! There consistent support, guidance and encouragement really helped the young person to get through their order. It’s also brilliant to have the same staff supporting the young person as I know staff in residential care can sometimes change frequently. The young person appears to be thriving in their placement and achieving in education. Your all doing something right!!

YOT Worker

At First Blue we are fully Ofsted Registered for your peace of mind.

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Tel: 01889 597379 | Email:info@firstblue.co.uk