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We aim to provide a structured and secure base from which young people can grow and mature into emotionally stable and confident adults, thereby enabling them to enjoy a level of independence that might otherwise have been denied to them.

The residential childcare team work consistently within the required boundaries, whilst drawing on each others strengths in order to provide the physical and emotional support needed to promote a young person’s positive development. We believe this in turn provides the emotional holding necessary to empower a young person to make positive choices.

We recognise the lack of choices young people have had in their lives, and we are committed to involving all young people in the decision making process that affects their lives, assisted by a staff team who are firmly focused on promoting children’s rights, while realising their need for guidance and advice.

We hope to achieve a level of flexibility that can meet the varied requirements of a modern multi-cultural society.

Following a referral to our service and a thorough assessment and matching process, the young person will move into Eucalyptus Grove. The home comprises of two separate houses with adjoining rooms, linking one home to the other on both levels. This creates the unique surround of two homes with separate living facilities but shared common rooms/areas for young people who have had, or are having, problems integrating. All young people moving into the home will be supported with a 1.5:1 or 2:1 staffing ratio and this will be assessed depending on the young persons needs. They will receive the primary care needed, learn about daily living routines while accessing the varied vocational opportunities that Anderida and the local area offer.


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Dave Ridehalgh

L3 NVQ in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) (L3 HSCCYP), L5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (L5 HSCCYP), Advanced Certificate in Non-Violent Resistance (Accredited by Paternership Projects).

I joined Anderida in 2008 and thoroughly enjoy working for an organisation who are passionate and committed to supporting young people whose life traumas have led to negative and challenging behaviours. As a manager at Anderida, I am committed to developing and maintaining a caring, welcoming and homely environment for young people and achieving the highest possible standards of care. I am dedicated to supporting the professional development of my fellow colleagues and supporting every member of my team to the best of my ability.

The ethos at Eucalyptus Grove is to inspire young people, to develop their skills and to help them achieve independence so they are able to leave care with the skills needed to continue to develop and succeed in the outside world and throughout the rest of their lives. I am passionate about ensuring the young people in our care have every opportunity available to enable them to enrich their lives and to reach their full potential.

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