Woodlands

Where is Woodlands, and why am I here?

Woodlands is a log cabin, situated in a beautiful forest environment in the highlands of Scotland. The home is just right for one young person and is a very calm and tranquil place, close to nature and away from the hustle and bustle of town life.

You are here at this peaceful home because it is a safe and supportive place for you to have some time out from any chaos that may be happening, and reflect on you and what’s important in your life. This is time to focus on your future and receive support in finding any strategies you may need to help settle into your home.

You are here to work through a programme, which is full of many learning opportunities to support you in committing to developing yourself and have a clear understanding of what it means to keep yourself safe, whilst pushing yourself to try and learn new things. What is most important here is that you try. You are here to work towards and safe and happy you.

Our aim for you is to return home to your family, foster family, other care provisions, or to move to one of our own Ofsted registered homes in East Sussex.

This remote and rural respite home has the benefit of therapeutically supporting a you, who may be presenting risks or at risk and who is not currently being contained in the community. It is our aim to give you time to reflect and develop ways in which to keep yourself safe on your return to community living.

From everybody here at Woodlands and at Anderida, we want to welcome you, and help you make this your new home. 

 

At Woodlands we aim to help you achieve your goals, these may be:

· Getting back into education

· Developing into independence

· Moving back to your family home

· Settling into a community

· Finding employment

· Managing your behaviour

· Coping better with problems

· Staying out of trouble!

· Feeling happier within yourself

 

To do this we will develop a support plan with your goals. These goals will be discussed with you during meetings in order for you to feel that they are relevant to your needs. You will meet with your social worker on a regular basis to discuss how you are getting on and to plan for the future.

 

We also work closely with leaving care teams in order that all moves into independence are planned and successful.

EMMA - HOME MANAGER

NEED TO TALK? CHILDLINE - 0800 1111

WORRIED ABOUT DRUGS? TALK TO FRANK - 0800 776600

CONFUSED? MINDINFOLINE - 0845 7660163

FEELING ANXIOUS? WHO CARES TRUST - 020 7251 3117

SELF HARMING? PROJECT SPEAR - 01793 520111

DRINK ISSUES? DRINKLINE - 0800 9178282

HAVE AN ISSUE? OFSTED - 0800 1231231

PACKING A BAG? RUNAWAY HELPLINE - 0808 800 7070

NEED SUPPORT? YOUTH ADVOCACY - 0800 616101

ADVICE ON SEXUALITY? LGBT SWITCHBOARD - 020 7837 7324

STRUGGLING IN CARE? VOICE - 0808 800 5792