Positif Care specialise in providing bespoke care for children and young people.
We provide specialist solo placements with a minimum 2:1 staffing ratio. Our experienced and qualified staff team provide bespoke care based on positive relationships.
At Positif Care we believe in providing young people with a home. This doesn’t end when they are approaching adulthood and we offer supported and independence services to ensure continued support.
Positif Care offers flexible care to meet the needs of individual children and young people. We can provide short and long term residential care, emergency placements and 16+ packages.
Our flexible approach ensures that the child is at the centre of what we do and that their care is built around them.
We can also provide:
At Positif Care we have a strong belief that doing things together and sharing the experiences of life, builds strong foundations on which shared memories are created. By using these methods, we believe it develops and strengthens the relationship between child and adult.
One of our Trainee Managers’, Daniel Crandon, is also a qualified Price training instructor.
Our positive approach to behaviour support is designed to help staff manage challenging behaviour in the least restrictive way, focusing heavily on de-escalation and diversion techniques.
Our approach ensures course participants fully acknowledge the rights of those they care for and only consider physical restraint as an absolute last resort. All staff are trained in BILD accredited, risk assessed, physical holds to promote safety at all times.
As young people develop their skills, they will be supported to take more responsibility for their own health care needs.
We will ensure that the young person is registered with the local GP within 72 hours of their admission. We will also register them with the dentist and book an initial appointment with a local optician.
Staff will encourage young people to make and keep their own appointments when they are able to in line with their level of understanding and capability.
Staff undertake link work sessions with young people around all aspects of health, such as sexual health, healthy relationships, dental hygiene and emotional health.
The team will liaise closely with Education providers to gain a good understanding of the young person’s educational needs and how we can help support them at home to reach their potential.
We offer a wide variety of support with education, we believe that all young people are different, have different needs and learn in different ways.
Positif Care will liaise with professionals to agree on how to meet the specific educational needs of the young person.
We recognise the importance of family and each young person will be encouraged to have contact with their family, where appropriate and agreed by the placing authority.
Positif Care staff will facilitate and support contact with family members and friends. We encourage our young people to have family and friends visit them at home and will always welcome them.
A positive working relationship between the home manager/staff and parents will only benefit the young person. ‘My life’ sessions will be carried out regarding positive family relationships.
We hold a strong belief in building positive relationships through shared experiences.
To this end we encourage our children and young people to participate in a huge verity of activities taking in to account their individual interests and hobbies. There are a multitude of clubs and groups in the area and we have contacts in the rugby, martial arts and boxing communities to name but a few.
We encourage enriching and physical activities but we also recognise the need for recreation and relaxation and the young people can chose what they want to do each week with staff facilitating trips to the cinema, bowling, trampolining etc.
With regards to Positif care, I can only praise the care and support in which they have offered the YP to date. They have provided the YP with a nurturing home environment, whereby she has been able to grow and form safe and secure relationships with the staffing team. They have provided a tailored support package, which has been child focused and has allowed the YP to thrive.
Staff have been realistic with regards to managing risk, and have been flexible and creative in their approach to managing and responding to the YP’s needs and demands. They have demonstrated a high level of insight into attachment and early childhood trauma, and have used these skills and knowledge to support the YP. Even in moments of crisis, they have adopted an empathetic and supporting approach to help the YP to self-regulate.
I have really enjoyed building a working relationship with all of the Positif Care support team, from senior management to support workers. All have presented as being competent and present with good communication skills. Concerns and information has always been shared in a safe and timely manner, which is greatly welcomed.