Our Homes


The Hollies

Location
Rugeley, Staffordshire

Number of beds
3

Type of care
EBD/LD/Autism/CSE
(Medium to long term care)

Education
Tutoring service can be offered in the home for the first 8 weeks.

Clinical Input
We work closely with Clinical Psychologist consultants, who are able to offer assessments, counselling and therapy services.

Staffing
We work on a 1:1 staffing ratio but 2:1 staffing and waking night can be offered, depending on the needs of the child.

The home is a beautiful detached 4-bedroom property set over two floors. Children will have access to communal lounge areas where they can watch TV, play games, listen to music and read the books provided. The Hollies is well decorated with comfortable furnishings as well as all modern amenities including central heating, a fitted Kitchen with fridge freezer, washer and dryer and adequate bathing/ shower facilities.

The home accommodates up to 3 children and young people and we work hard to refrain from looking institutionalised. Each young person will have their own spacious bedroom, furnished to a high standard with adequate storage space.

The home has the facilities to allow young people to have their own kitchen area for independent living. The children and young people will also be involved domestic chores, completing the weekly shopping list and actively learning new skills to become more independent.

The Hollies has good links to bus routes into and around the Staffordshire area, as well as a number of recreational activities and clubs, to promote positive social inclusion.

  • The Hollies provides safe, positive daily living experiences where young people can come to terms with the traumas of separation, and work at their own pace on building a brighter future.
  • We believe that creating a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment, which values mutual respect and responsibility, is the foundation upon which our quality service is built.
  • Young people are actively encouraged to personalise their home and are supported in individualising their own bedrooms.
  • We identify a key worker for each individual so we can offer a flexible response to needs, and develop focused plans to help young people achieve their aims.
  • Families are welcome at any time but are subject to agreement with the social worker. To compliment this, contact is also encouraged through emails, phone calls, letters and home visits.
  • Families and social workers are given a weekly verbal update, and progress reports are provided for all review meetings and when required by external agencies.

Staff Team


The team has been drawn together from a variety of backgrounds and each member is selected for their individual skills and knowledge base. The Hollies has experienced and qualified staff, including Registered Manager and Responsible individual.

A rigorous and carefully planned recruitment process has been developed to ensure that the team is able to support in a positive, pro-active manner. A clear set of benchmarks are in place to monitor and ensure that high levels of care are delivered. There is an on-going training and development programme to make sure staff maintain a high levels of practice expertise

Positive outcomes of The Hollies


At The Hollies, we have a very clear vision for the young people we care for. Using long established systems of support along with a continuous skills development programme for our team, our target for each young person is to enrich their lives with new skills, provide a renewed sense of wellbeing, to achieve a good level of education and to improve their prospects for the future. Where we have younger children with more complex behaviours, we aim to reach a point where they are able to re-integrate into family life (e.g. long-term stable foster placement).

We deliver these outcomes by promoting:

  • Health: Physical well-being, healthy choices
  • Learning & Education: Educational achievement, skills, interests & hobbies
  • Family & Social Relationships: Safe, supportive relationships and learning new approaches with family members
  • Emotional & Behavioural Development: Quality attachments, resilience & self-regulation
  • Emotional health: Identity Self-image, self-esteem, acceptance & cultural identity
  • Social Presentation: Good presentation & positive interactions to help build links in the community
  • Self-Care Skills: Staying safe, developing life & future employment skills