North Lodge offers a nurturing & therapeutic environment for children and young people with diagnosis & additional learning needs.
North Lodge prides itself in following the latest guidance and research to embed the ‘Promise’ and trauma informed practice, investing in our team to ensure they have the appropriate training in order to ensure best practice is followed and to understand and manage trauma related processes for our children and young people with adverse childhood experiences while offering a nurture based approach to feel a sense of belonging and security.
The highly skilled and trained team works intensively with the children and young people in supporting them developing and having safe and secure attachments, making positive memories with the focus on successful achievements and outcomes to flourish.
The team here at North Lodge come from a multi-disciple and varied background which in turn is used to best support the individuals we support by providing a safe and secure environment with a range of different profiles which best suit the needs of our young people.
The environment within North Lodge is designed to give the children and young people a warm homely feeling. All our indoor spaces allow the children and young people a safe space to improve visual, auditory, tactile processing, gross motor skills and opportunities for engagement in behaviour prevention and de-escalation strategies.
Our activity room allows space to play and take part in therapeutic relaxation techniques including relax kids programme offering resilience, tools and techniques to manage emotional and mental health.
The secure front and back garden with play equipment provides the children and young people a safe space to play and develop in a natural homely space.
We encourage the children and young people we support to live an active lifestyle engaging with our Activity Coordinator in a range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, caving, canoeing, paddle boarding and hillwalking to support wellbeing and mental health. Along with natural day to day play and interactions.
We have positive and strong links with parents/carers, health professionals and other external agencies always striving for our young people to feel success and achieve positive outcomes.