The Old Vicarage is the third Spark of Genius North East children’s home commissioned within the Joint Venture partnership and provides a nurturing family home for children and young people. The home is a beautifully refurbished, period property situated in a village location. The Old Vicarage can support up to five children or young people aged between 8 and 18 years, each of whom have their own bedroom and access to several communal areas and gardens. Children and young people are encouraged to have input into how these areas look and to individualise their own bedrooms to increase their sense of stability and belonging.
The staff team at the Old Vicarage have undergone a rigorous selection process, substantial induction and ongoing training. They have a varied background of working experience in all aspects of social care and education. Our team works closely with King Edwin School to provide opportunities for young people to receive consistent care and education experience if necessary. The team are passionate about providing a holistic approach to caring and maximising the opportunities for each young person within the home.