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Welcome to Underhill Farm

Underhill Farm is a spacious children’s home located in a quiet rural setting in Worcestershire. We support three young people aged 11-18 years with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a range of conduct orders. The young people will also have a statement of educational needs as a result of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Our pretty cottage is located adjacent to farmland and a large wood, with opportunities for scenic walks.

Supporting the needs of the young people

Our mission is to become a centre of excellence for residential care, education and therapy, serving children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. To achieve this goal, we have a comprehensive and ongoing staff training programme. We see our primary function as the management of change through a positive residential experience. Underhill Farm should be an opportunity for ‘a new beginning’. We strive to create a learning environment, where positive approaches produce positive outcomes, which aim to compensate for past failure and prepare the young people for the future.

The staff roles include a Deputy Manager or Team Leader on shift across the three teams, with the remainder of the teams made up with residential support workers. Underhill Farm predominantly runs on 1-1 funded placements or group living placements. The staff are trained in a variety of courses, some of which are face-to-face and some of which are completed through E-Learning. Some of the skilled training that is undertaken includes Safeguarding, Fire Marshall, Emergency First-Aid, Team Teach restrictive physical intervention training, Behaviour Management.

Service summary

  • Underhill Farm offers young people the opportunity to develop their independence skills and supports individuals to reach their potential and ensure they are ready for independent living

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

  • Spacious internal facilities, including a family-style kitchen/dining area, large TV room

  • All of the young people also have their own individualised bedrooms

  • Access to a range of therapeutic assessments and services

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

The facilities available

Underhill Farm has spacious internal facilities, including a family-style kitchen/dining area, large TV room and a second sitting room. All of the young people also have their own individualised bedrooms which can form part of the work that staff carry out with young people when they first arrive. All of the bedrooms are of a large size, offering lots of space.

A range of activities

Underhill Farm provides access to a variety of activities on-site and in the community. These include:

  • Sports clubs

  • Gym membership

  • Swimming

  • Ten pin bowling

  • Cinema

  • Golf driving range

  • Ice skating

  • Go-Ape climbing centre

  • Horse riding centres