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Welcome to Goodrich Manor

Goodrich Manor is a registered children’s home in Herefordshire for children and young people aged 8-18 years with complex needs. This includes social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), conduct disorders and mild learning difficulties. The young people are also likely to present with behaviours that may challenge.

Supporting the needs of the young people

The children and young people we support at Goodrich Manor have usually experienced multiple care and education breakdowns, have little confidence or trust in adults and struggle to build relationships. As a result of past experiences, they often also have a poor self-image and low self-esteem.

Goodrich Manor places a high value on the relationships staff build with the young people which are central to the work undertaken with them. The home has a team of staff of different ages with a wealth of experience and qualifications, who are positive role models.

The staff team use a range of approaches in their work with the young people. Underpinning these is the person-centred approach, where the focus is on building and developing meaningful and trusting relationships. Once these relationships have been established with the young people, staff can gently challenge behaviours and explore feelings and emotions. The home offers young people the safety, security, stability and predictability that they need to build trust and confidence, and to develop their ability to make reasoned choices in their lives.

Service summary

  • A large and welcoming 5-bedroom period property

  • Staff place a high value on building trusting, meaningful relationships with the young people

  • Placements are usually medium to long-term with a number of young people living at the home for five years or more

  • Bespoke care packages and individually tailored education services provided by Priory’s Queenswood School and other external education provisions

  • A range of communal spaces and a well-maintained garden

  • A wide variety of both on-site and community-based activities

  • Access to a range of therapeutic assessments and services

The facilities available

Goodrich Manor benefits from spacious communal areas, including a lounge, dining room, kitchen and games room. Every young person has their own bedroom with en-suite facilities and they are encouraged to personalise this.

On the top floor of the home is an annex area consisting of a small kitchen, lounge/study and an en-suite bedroom in which a young person working towards independence can be accommodated. Goodrich Manor also has a fenced and well-maintained garden for ball games and relaxing outside.

A range of activities

Young people participate in a full and varied range of activities both at home and in the community, dependent on their individual interests. These include:

  • Football

  • Trampolining

  • Dancing

  • Scouts

  • Sea Cadets

  • Cinema

  • Swimming

  • Colouring

  • Jigsaw puzzles

  • Snooker

  • Walks around the local area