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.
As young people develop their skills, they will be helped to take more and 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 reach an appropriate age.
The team will liaise closely with Education to have a good understanding of the young person’s educational needs and how we can help the young person improve their levels 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.
When a potential placement has been identified, Positif Care will liaise with all educational professionals to agree on the specific educational needs and best person-centred approach for the individual.
The young person will be encouraged to have contact with family, where agreed by the placing authority.
Positif Care road staff will facilitate and help arrange contact with family members and friends. Use of the house phone and house car will be available to facilitate appropriate contact.
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.
The young person will attend a local activities centre up to 3 times a week, depending on their needs. There they will participate in various activities such as:
They will complete an educational worksheet relevant to the activity before moving on to the practical element. For example, before archery the young person will have the opportunity to learn the history of archery and its origins.
The young person will also gain bronze silver and gold awards in navigation and be able to complete courses in bush craft, hill walking and rock climbing to name but a few.
The instructors at the local activities centre have extensive experience working with young people and are able to devise a plan to suit every individual and aim to achieve a learning outcome for every activity.
Positif Care was established by Mark Perret, Daniel Murphy and Lucy Evans. All of whom have worked in residential childcare for a number of years.
The company is based in the South Wales valleys and our heritage is reflected in the name that we have chosen for our company. Positif is the Welsh spelling of positive.
We believe in the ideals of social pedagogy and have adopted this as our model of work. We aim to provide children and young people with care and support built around their needs and these values.