Who we are

Who we are

Established in 2000, Greenfields has developed a national reputation as a high quality provider of therapeutic residential care and education to young people aged between 10 to 18 years.

Many of the young people living at Greenfields have a range of complex needs that more traditional approaches to care, health and education do not meet. They require a specialist service that has the resources, skills and experience to work in a fully integrated manner, whilst still retaining the ability to provide a nurturing, fun-filled living environment, and with the added advantages of stability, safety and unconditional regard.

Young people at Greenfields enjoy high levels of personal safety and value the many opportunities to develop confidence, self-esteem and appropriate attachments. They thrive in an environment where carers use their skills to promote positive affirmation, celebrate educational and social achievements and provide the therapeutic exercise and support to effect positive change.

Challenges

Young people are placed with Greenfields for a variety of reasons. Often they are at risk within their communities and have suffered past abuse, neglect and rejection. Many have attachment issues and severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, including, but not limited to:

  • Deviant, antisocial and criminal behaviour (including inner-city gang involvement)
  • Mild to moderate learning difficulties
  • Persistent absconding (including risk of sexual exploitation)
  • Inappropriate sexual behaviour (including Schedule 1 Offenders)
  • Self-harm behaviours
  • Eating disorders
  • Fire setting (including arson)
  • Substance misus

Statement of Purpose

Please download our Statement of Purpose here.

Emotional and behavioural difficulties

Many young people arrive at Greenfields in a state of conflict, having exhausted other channels of care and are often unwilling to accept 'help'.

In order to create positive outcomes we apply knowledge, resources and psychological strength – the skills to help young people in our care. Our therapeutic practice is influenced by the self-actualisation principle and a belief that many antisocial emotions result from frustration of the more basic impulses of love, security and belonging. Our approach is highly child-centred and our individual care programmes, which provide stability, nurture, consistent behavioural boundaries and unconditional regard, underpin the foundations of individual learning as we strive to bring positive change to the lives of troubled young people.

Greenfields' day-to-day care practices are highly structured and influenced by the input of our team of professional Psychotherapists, Art Therapists and Clinical Psychologists, to whom individual reference and consultation may be made as appropriate.

Our homes care for between one to four young people at any one time. A placement in one of our homes offers residents individualised and bespoke specialist care as they begin to learn and improve their process of communication, tolerance and socialising with others. Our resilience-led approach offers young people the opportunity to reflect on their past behaviours and to build positively for their future.

Throughout our work, we are committed to planning for progression. When a young person takes their first steps into our care, our main aim is to move them through successive stages of improvement. In a residential capacity this journey may take a young person from one of our complex needs homes towards the eventual target of independent living. Educational progression may include re-engagement of learning through vocational or academic avenues, with the ultimate goals being higher education, training and employment. We aim to equip our young people with the necessary vocational and educational skills to assist them in obtaining employment and as a result, financial independence.