Belstead Mews is a six bed residential care home providing a transitional service for 13-18 year olds with learning disabilities, moderate challenging behaviours and autistic spectrum conditions.
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Providing a homely, supportive environment, this OFSTED registered service promotes boundaries for young people who require stability and security.
Individuals are supported in developing essential life skills to help with their transition from childhood to adulthood.
Staff support individuals to identify their aspirations and help them to gain the skills they need to reach their goals. Ultimately, for some individuals, independent living is the goal.
In all cases Belstead Mews seeks to support individuals through careful assessment and planned risk taking. Structured key sessions help to promote the development of social skills to avoid isolation and aid inclusion in the life of the home and wider community.
The teams work closely with parents as well as local education providers to promote ongoing learning.
Adjacent to Belstead Mews, and acting as a potential follow-on service, Belstead Villa supports 18-25 year olds in four self-contained flats. Here individuals can develop their life skills and experience greater independence as they prepare to move to adult services.
- Residential service for 13-18 year olds – male and female
- 6 bedrooms with en-suites
- Good Ofsted rating
Call: 0808 223 5320
- Bright lounge
- Communal areas
- Dining room
- En-suite bedrooms
- Pleasant gardens
- Sensory room
We are 96% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at October 2019)
The overall experiences and progress of children and young people living in the home - Outstanding
How well children and young people are helped and protected - Outstanding
The effectiveness of leaders and managers – Outstanding
Extracts from the report, include;
“The children’s home provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the children’s home contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people who need help, protection and care.”
“Relationships between children and staff are remarkable. Staff genuinely want children to achieve, and they work extremely hard to support the children to make progress. The impact of the care that children receive results in excellent outcomes and progress.”
“Care planning is thoughtful and detailed. A culture of valuing every individual and celebrating the progress that they make has been established. Consequently, children feel loved. Close, caring relationships with staff help the children to feel safe and unconditionally accepted.”
“The registered manager provides exceptional leadership and support to the staff team. She is an excellent role model and is ambitious for children and staff.”
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Views & Opinions
This is a very good service which offers excellent care to vulnerable young people. The care is personalised, delivered to a very high standard and the attitudes of the staff are exemplary.Feedback from Survey to external Care Professionals assigned to individuals living at Belstead Mews – September 2017
The service is safe and consistently high quality which strives to develop itself for the benefit of improved outcomes for the young people living there.Feedback from Survey to external Care Professionals assigned to individuals living at Belstead Mews – September 2017
The standard of service at the Mews is excellent – the young people, who have complex social and learning needs – are cared for and supported in a homely and nurturing environment. Staff know the young people very well and have a genuine concern for their current and future well-beingFeedback from Survey to external Care Professionals assigned to individuals living at Belstead Mews – September 2017
Belstead Mews is the most effective Consensus project I have encountered within Suffolk.Feedback from Survey to external Care Professionals assigned to individuals living at Belstead Mews – September 2017
I visit all of the young people at the service and know that they receive a very high standard of support. The support is person centred and appropriate for young people.Feedback from Survey to external Care Professionals assigned to individuals living at Belstead Mews - September 2017